Google (GOOG) officially unveils the Chromebook Pixel, a touchscreen laptop meant to take on the...

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Google (GOOG) officially unveils the Chromebook Pixel, a touchscreen laptop meant to take on the MacBook Air and Windows 8/RT ultrabooks and convertibles. Whereas existing Chromebooks are typically low-end systems running on ARM CPUs, the Pixel starts at $1,299, is powered by an Intel (INTC) Core i5 CPU, and sports a 12.85," 2500x1700, touchscreen display The Verge calls "absolutely gorgeous." Two shortcomings: The device offers only 32GB-64GB of storage, and there's still a shortage of Chrome OS apps. (earlier)