The video above came from developer Francois Beaufort, who posted a link to the video that shows what appears to be a Google-made Chromebook with a 2,560-by-1,700-pixel display and touchscreen. The video was quickly taken down, but it was later re-posted by Android Authority.
The leaked video originated from slinky.me. It’s an agency that has apparently done earlier work with Google. CEO Victor Koch later confirmed that the company’s servers were hacked. While there isn’t any solid evidence that this is indeed a new Chromebook that Google is working on, Beaufort claimed it is now in testing and known as the “Chromebook Link.” The 2,560-by-1,700-pixel touchscreen display spec also originated from Beaufort. The video referred to the device as the “Chromebook Pixel,” and it includes the tagline “Designed by Google. Down to the last pixel.”
There is good reason to be skeptical of the video. First of all, as pointed out by Computerworld, slinky.me appears to be behind a number of other unofficial/fake videos promoting Google products (like this one for Chrome). Making things worse, CEO Victor Koch tagged Beaufort and Google cofounder Sergey Brin in his confirmation of the leak, which doesn’t seem like the type of thing a legitimate advertising company would do in the situation.
There have been rumors in the past that Google has plans for touchscreen Chromebooks to be produced in-house, but Google and Slinky have not commented on the leaked video.