March 18 2018

Google announces Pixelbook laptop with Assistant, 4-in-1 design

March 18 2018, 05:11 | Jodi Jackson

They had a similar event previous year on the same date where they launched the first generation Pixel phones, Pixel and Pixel XL, alongside Google Home and other products.

Google is rumored to launch a new Chromebook called Pixelbook at the hardware event today. We have previously informed you of the Google Pixel 2 range of phones' imminent launch.

Google Home Mini speaker, a new Google Chromebook called Pixelbook, and a new DayDream VR headset are also going to be revealed at the event.

Google Pixelbook prices start at $999 (approximately Rs 65,000) and goes up to $1,649 (approximately Rs 1,73,000). Another feature of AR Stickers are their ability to interact with each other and the world around them to further enhance the experience.

In terms of connectivity, there are USB-C ports for charging or accessories. As the user talks, the Pixel phone's speaker will play the translation out in French loudly. The design of this device will be its focus, thanks to its largely bezel-less screen.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are retailing at $649 and $849, Rs 61,000 and Rs 73,000 for India. Pixel has 12.3MP rear camera and 8MP front camera, a fingerprint sensor at the back and is powered by a battery that can charge the phone for up to seven hours in just 15 minutes.

Multiple leaks had given it all away already, but on Wednesday, Google made it official: The company's Google Home smart speaker is getting two new siblings. Apparently, both smartphones are expected to come with eSIMs, which will let you change networks without changing SIM cards.

The new Home Mini also features four LEDs on the top for notifying you about stuff. You could expect a slightly different design and the same wireless remote.

"We created it from scratch, right down to the yarn", said Isabelle Olsson, lead designer for Google Home hardware.

The Google Home Mini has been leaked in full detail earlier and, as expected, it is a smaller version of the Google Home smart speaker with built-in Google Assistant.

The Max is an enhanced version of Google Home with stereo speakers, and positioned very much as a rival to the Apple HomePod.

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