Enlarge / The Google Pixelbook. (credit: Droid Life)
SAN FRANCISCO—After a year of hibernation, Google’s flagship Chromebook offering is back! At the company’s hardware event in San Francisco today, Google announced the “Google Pixelbook,” representing a new generation of Chrome OS device.
The Pixelbook is full of “firsts” for a Chrome OS laptop.
It’s the first Chromebook with a seventh-gen Intel Kaby Lake processor.
It’s the first Chromebook with the Google Assistant built-in, in the form of a hardware button and an “OK Google” hotword when the screen is turned on.

And the Pixelbook is the first Chromebook with a pen: an optional $99 Active Electrostatic (AES) stylus called a “Pixelbook Pen.”
Like the Chromebook Pixels, this is a premium Chromebook with a premium price tag: the Pixelbook starts at $999.

That gets you a 12.3-inch 2400×1600 3:2 display with an Intel Kaby Lake Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a backlit keyboard. You can upgrade to a 256GB SSD for $1199, or you can jump up to a Core i7, 16GB of RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD config for $1699.
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