New Chromebook Pixel Has Hidden Konami Code Easter Egg

Google yesterday announced a brand new iteration of Chromebook dubbed the Pixel. While previous models have been all about the cloud and value, the Pixel is a more of a premium machine. Still, it seems Google didn't give away everything about the Pixel when it announced the laptop yesterday.


According to Wired, the laptop has a Konami code Easter egg. Users who punch in the well-known Konami code will be treated to a display of flashing colored lights on the laptop's lid. No word on who incorporated this neat little piece of up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-B-A action into the Pixel or if this is the only Easter egg. We imagine we'll know once more people get their hands on the device.

Priced at just under $1,300, the Chromebook Pixel packs 4.3 million pixels into a 12.85-inch 2560 x 1700 display for a PPI of 239. Google boasts that this is the highest pixel density of any laptop on the market today. Display aside, the laptop runs on an Intel Core i5 processor (dual core, clocked to 1.8GHz) with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4 GB DDR3 RAM 32 GB Solid State Drive with 1TB of free cloud storage (though it's only good for three years), 2 x USB 2.0 ports, HD Webcam, a clickable glass trackpad, a backlit keyboard, dual band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2x2, Bluetooth 3.0 and optional LTE.

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  • ericburnby
    I wasted $1,300 for a browser and all I got was an Easter Egg.
  • lasaldude
    jkflipflop98Sometimes they threw the "Select, Start" on the end as well. Wasn't always needed, though.

    Select, Start, is for 2 players with 30 lives! Regular B, A, B, A Start was for single player.
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  • gerohmygosh
    Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, B, A... The only way I could beat Batman Returns when I was 4.
  • jkflipflop98
    Sometimes they threw the "Select, Start" on the end as well. Wasn't always needed, though.
  • NightLight
    hehehe nice touch :)