Leaked video claims to show Google Chromebook

A video has been leaked that claims to show Google’s upcoming touchscreen-based Chromebook laptop.

The footage, which was first spotted by developer Francois Beaufort, is rumoured to come from production company Slinky.me and founder of the firm Victor Koch said it first emerged from a Google hacker.

If the video is to be believed, the high-end model will come with a four million-pixel display, which could mean it has a resolution of 2,560 by 1,700, while the laptop also appears to respond to touch.

While the hardware specifications are not revealed, the footage focused on “the power of pixels” and the narrator claimed: “The more pixels we add, the more wonderful the world.”

Following Mr Beaufort’s post on Wednesday (February 6th), Mr Koch issued a public apology for the leak on his Google+ page, in which he referenced Google chief executive Sergey Brin.

Rumours about Google’s launch of a touch-enabled Chromebook began circulating last November, when reporters in Asia indicated the IT giant was rolling out the device with a 12.85-inch touch screen and developing it using its own resources, rather than turning to hardware partners.