Chromebooks from Google were all about very cheap, always-connected laptops which worked mainly on web apps and services. But Google seems to now be going the other with the new Chromebook Pixel. This new laptop is designed by Google, not a third party company.
The Pixel has a 12.85-inch touchscreen that is at a resolution of 2560x1700, which gives you a ppi of 239. Instead of the regular 16:9 screens we see on modern laptops, this has gone back in time and has a 3:2 aspect ratio which means it's great for browsing sites on. It runs on a dual-core i5 processor at 1.8Ghz and has 4GB of DDR3 RAM.
There are two variations of the laptop. The WiFi version and a cellular version. The WiFi model comes with a 32GB SSD and the cellular version comes with 64GB SSD. From what it looks like the WiFi version is the one available at the moment. It comes in at a whopping £1049.
I can't help but think you're essentially paying over £1000 for a web browser. You can easily just get a Macbook Air for that money or any other decent ultrabook.