- Laptop aimed at ‘luxury’ market – and will compete with Apple’s Macbook range and Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet
- Will cost £1049 ($1299) and goes on sale next week
- Google says it believes touchscreen laptops will become commonplace
- Uses a new version of Google’s Chrome software adapted for touch
Google has launched a touchscreen laptop in a bid to take on Apple in the luxury laptop market.
The £1049 (£1299) Chromebook Pixel has a high resolution display that makes individual pixels invisible to the naked eye.
Although Apple has a similar display, Google says the addition of touch, and 1TB of free storage on an online hard drive, make its machine more attractive to ‘power’ users.