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Cracking Open the Google Chromebook Pixel

Google Chromebook Pixel Teardown

Unlike Chromebooks from Samsung, Acer, and HP, the Google-designed Pixel has both high-end hardware and a high-end price tag. In this Cracking Open gallery, I walk you through disassembling the Chromebook Pixel and show you the hardware inside.

For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, Pricey Chromebook Pixel: Built well but impractical to upgrade.

Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
Caption by: Bill Detwiler

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

5 comments
ashipps
ashipps

Super resolution for going on the road with my Canon DSLR. My question is - can I install Adobe Photoshop Elements and Lightroom for editing pictures with that nice screen?

Regulus
Regulus

Bill, as always, I really need the blog / one page version on this. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

SumGuy954
SumGuy954

CPU soldered to the board. That's no good. I kinda guessed the ram was. Definitely won't be getting this model.