Google’s New Chromebook Might Come With A Snapdragon 845 And A Detachable 2K Display

It’s been sometime since we saw a Chromebook from Google. Although the Chromebook series didn’t do well with consumers, Google didn’t stop development on it.

Multiple codes uploaded on Gerrit (web-based team code collaboration tool) on Chromium OS has given us a lot of information on the next Chromebook or the Pixelbook previously. The device is codenamed Cheza (As seen on the Code on 14th line).

Code submitted on Gerrit
Source – XDAdevelopers

There has been a new upload on Gerrit on the Chromium code and this has given even more information on the upcoming device from Google. The Cheza will have a 12.3-inch detachable display holding a 2K panel. The panel will be the Innolux TV123WAM eDP, which does sport a resolution of 2160×1440. Although the panel will only have a 60Hz refresh rate, with a ppi of 211. The new device will also have an included stylus. Innolux mostly makes TFT panels, so it’s probably not an IPS screen and certainly isn’t AMOLED. Also, that’s pretty much expected as the Chromebooks have always been a budget option for buyers.

Pixelbook 2017
Source – PCWorld UK

Like the previous Pixelbook, this too will have a 3:2 aspect ratio display. This might suggest that it’s more of a big detachable tablet that comes with a keyboard, something like the Microsoft Surface series. 

Performance wise, the device codenamed Cheza should be spotless, as the Snapdragon 845 chipset is very capable. Optimisations also shouldn’t be an issue as both the Chromebook and Pixelbook can run Android Applications. Although, Google was planning to incorporate dual-boot for Chromebooks, but now with the Snapdragon 845 reportedly powering the device, this might not be the case. A confirmed launch date isn’t know yet.

Indranil Chowdhury


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