Google Announces A Pro Level Chromebook

Google's Chrome OS has made several strides forward in capability recently, adding new OEM partners in the process.

But Google clearly thinks Chromebook's potential is greater than just a low end companion device OS. And its backed that with a device aimed to compete with the best that Apple has to offer.

This is the Chromebook Pixel, a laptop that out does the MacBook Retina in display terms and all but matches the MacBook Air in portability.

And it packs a touch screen, one upping both Apple products.

Whether the $1300 entry level pricing will constrain sales remains to be seen, but if this is as good as it looks when it starts delivering to customers Google may have a hit on its hands.