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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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  • 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.
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  • jkflipflop98
    Sometimes they threw the "Select, Start" on the end as well. Wasn't always needed, though.
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  • NightLight
    hehehe nice touch :)
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  • 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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  • itchyisvegeta
    just one B A, not B A B A.
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  • shadowfamicom
    lasaldudeSelect, Start, is for 2 players with 30 lives! Regular B, A, B, A Start was for single player.
    This guy knows his stuff! As select would move number of players option at the title screen to 2 players.
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  • Uberragen21
    I suspect with that kind of resolution and only the HD4000 IGP any type of graphics will suffer, including HD internet video. Even Apple refused to run their MacBook Pro Retina off the HD4000 IGP.
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  • omarccx
    Uberragen21I suspect with that kind of resolution and only the HD4000 IGP any type of graphics will suffer, including HD internet video. Even Apple refused to run their MacBook Pro Retina off the HD4000 IGP.The 13" Retina MBP runs 2560x1600 on HD4000.
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  • Uberragen21
    omarccxThe 13" Retina MBP runs 2560x1600 on HD4000.That's true. I was thinking of the 15" when I made that comment.
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  • Dumb to have stuff like this. You might think whats the big deal. But think, thats a code hoook that examines every keystroke for a code match. Its a perpetual delay on your key strokes, a perpetual load on your processor. Sure its not much of a load, but its still stupid to have a worthless load like this forever.
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