There’s not much to dislike about the Pixelbook’s fabulous design. But if we had to nitpick, we’d say the display could be improved. Which could happen when Google introduces a new iteration of the device.
According to code found in Chromium OS, via XDA Developers, a new Chrome OS machine is in the works with a 3840 x 2160 display. That’s an improvement over the Pixelbook’s existing 12.3-inch screen, which has a resolution of 2400 x 1600.
There’s no mention of Google working on a Pixelbook sequel—the device only just came out last October, so it’s not particularly old. But considering how premium the device’s hardware is, I wouldn’t put it past Google to make a higher resolution version to make it even more high end.
After all, the device retails for $999, making it a showcase for beauty and technology. As nice as the Pixelbook is at the moment, one with a 4K screen sounds even better.
The question isn’t why; it’s why not. To be fair, we’re inferring a lot here from very little information. A Chromebook with a 4K display may not exist, but it would be a lot cooler if one did. Even better, imagine a Google-made Pixel tablet with a 3840 x 2160 display.