Earlier today a video mysteriously appeared on the Google Plus site of usually well-informed Chrome expert François Beaufort that seems to be the leaked announcement or ad of the much anticipated and rumored Google Chromebook Pixel. If the video is real, the Chromebook is touch enabled and according to Beaufort, has a a screen resolution of 2560 x 1700.
It looks cool--but is it true? The path to Beaufort (and then the Internet explosion that followed) is a little murky. Beaufort found the video on a Vimeo channel owned by Slinky.me, whose CEO Victor Koch is a former Google engineer, TechCrunch points out. In a statement on his Google Plus, Koch wrote "Our all servers were attacked by hackers, and we apologize for the fact that many projects have been shown previously!" but seems to have not commented further.
Anyway, the video is below--if there are any readers out there with more inside info than us, please share in the comments section.
New ChromeBook - Next Generation Concept... by androidauthority
On Twitter, of course, the excitement continued to build.
Chromebook Pixel Announced in Leaked Video: Excuse me while I try and pick my jaw up off of the floor as I type... bit.ly/11LJnLf— Rayman (@Ray_Toombs) February 6, 2013
I totally don't need it buttttt I actually need it. #chromebookpixel— Miss Wallis (@xMissWallace) February 6, 2013
A Google Chromebook video surfaces - if it's real, it's looking very good indeed -... fb.me/1zYCVDjTA— Henry Rothwell (@HenryRothwell) February 6, 2013