The specs also show that the new Pixel is capable of 4K video output over an optional HDMI or DisplayPort adapter connected to one of the USB Type-C ports. These ports are capable of data speeds of up to 5 Gbps and 60 W charging of external devices.
Not only does Type-C enable multi-device charging, but it also allows high-speed data and display over the same connector and cable," Bowers said in his blog. "It's small enough to work with smartphones, powerful enough to charge computers, and conveniently symmetrical. (No more guessing which side is up!) Speaking of symmetry, the new Pixel doesn't just have one Type C port—it has two, one on each side, so you can plug it in wherever is convenient."
In addition to revealing the updated Chromebook Pixel, Google also launched the Google Store. Why launch a separate storefront? According to Bowers, the devices section on Google Play has grown too large and requires that the company launch a standalone site. Here, customers can check out the latest Google devices, learn more about Google's Android Wear platform and more. Order anything from Google Store now and receive free shipping.
Google Store is broken into seven categories: Phones, Tablets, Chromebooks, TV & Video, Android Wear, Nest and Accessories. Highlighted products on the main page include the new Chromebook Pixel, the Nexus 6, the Nexus 9 tablet, Android Wear devices, the Nexus Player, Chromecast and the Nest Learning Thermostat. Customers can even learn about Android 5.0 "Lollipop" by heading here.
If you check out the new Chromebook Pixel on Google Store, you'll see that the Chrome OS laptop has a meaty starting price of $999. That's with the Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM and the 32 GB SSD crammed inside. If money isn't an issue, then customers can get the model with an Intel Core i7, 16 GB of RAM and a 64 GB SSD for $1,299.