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2/20/2018 1:01:34 PM | with 0 comments
Google entered the hardware market in a big way a few years ago, and today they sit amongst the biggest names in several fields. If you’re interested in building yourself a google ecosystem, then we at Techscheme have got you covered with this list of the best Google tech available from our partners at Currys PC World. You can save up to 12% by buying with Techscheme, and we’ll help you spread the cost over up to three years. Bargain.

Google Pixelbook

The Pixelbook is by far the most impressive Chromebook on the market, which is what you’d expect I suppose. What’s unusual about this Chromebook though, is that it can handily compete with some of the best traditional laptops around. It has a 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a huge (for a Chromebook) 512GB of solid-state storage.

So, beyond being fast and powerful it’s also a convertible laptop. You can flip the Pixelbook around and use it as a tablet, stand it up for streaming or do whatever you want with it, it’s light and flexible, the perfect mobile computer and with Chrome OS and Google's suite of programs it’s wonderfully optimised.  It’s also great for artists…

Google Pixelbook Pen
The Pixelbook Pen is a sold-separately peripheral for the Pixelbook and it’s great for creating with. Featuring pressure sensitivity, tilt support and almost no lag this is one of the best functioning touchscreen pens around. Whether you’re doodling, designing or drawing the Pixelbook Pen has your back.

Google Pixel 2XL

On to the Pixel 2XL, which is comfortably the best android mobile on the market. It has a brilliant 6-inch pOLED QHD+ screen that delivers bright and vivid colours at all angles, it’s incredibly powerful, built for Android Oreo and it’s free of all that horrible bloatware you find in non-google Android phones.

The Pixel 2XL is home to a great 12MP camera that can shoot 4K Ultra HD video whilst new features like interactive characters and Google Lens let you have fun with your friends and learn more about the world around you, just by looking through a camera lens.

Google Home

Google Home is one of the absolute best home hub devices. It’ll answer all your questions, whether you need to know the weather, the football scores or the latest news from Kazakhstan, just say “OK Google” and it’ll use its brilliant far-field microphones to listen and answer. You can ask it to stream video to your TV or pump out some music from your favourite Spotify playlists easily. Of course, for streaming to TV you’ll need to pick up something else…

Google Chromecast Ultra
This nifty little device lets you stream 4K Ultra HD video and more to your TV from your phone, laptop, tablet or Google Home, of course. With quick, reliable performance, robust processing and minimal buffering you’ll be able to get your shows streaming faster and more reliably with smoother video. There’s even a built-in ethernet connection in case your Wi-Fi’s unreliable.
Model Listed Price Savings Techscheme Price
Pixelbook 00124 £1699.00 £203.88 £1495.12
Pixelbook Pen £99.00 £11.88 £87.12
Pixel 2XL £799.00 £95.88 £703.12
Google Home £129.00 £15.48 £113.52
Chromecast Ultra £69.00 £8.28 £60.72

*based on listed price at Currys PC World at the time of writing
There’s no pretending that Google’s hardware wing isn’t here to stay, so if you want to go Chrome these great gadgets will get you Googling with the best of them. Techscheme saves you up to 12% on all your tech needs from our partners at Currys PC World – if you want to take advantage, talk to your employer today about signing up for the employee benefits scheme.
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