Pichai says his team started working on the Pixel two years ago with the intent of “rethinking everything that’s possible with a laptop.”
With that charge in mind, the Pixel introduces some new ideas, and a few older ones too. The exterior design is impressive: an austere rectangular block of aluminum with subtly rounded edges. The black, inset, squared keys bring Apple MacBooks to mind. The implementation of a touch display can’t be found on Apple laptops yet, but it’s increasingly common on newer Windows 8 machines. But nothing from Apple or the world of Microsoft is quite like the Pixel.
The touchscreen ditches the 16:9 aspect ratio found on most laptops in favor of a 3:2 display that’s more friendly to web browsing.
The touchscreen measures 13 inches and rocks a density of 239 pixels per inch, which results in a resolution of 2560 x 1700 pixels for a total of 4.3 million pixels. And, as expected, discerning individual pixels on the device isn’t easy. The screen is gorgeous.
Yeah... I need another computer like a hole in the head... but damn... I mean it. love the design and the entire package seems right to me.