Over the years, Google has been doing a lot of hard work when it comes to its Chromebook. Several years ago, the Chromebook Pixel was the top-notch machine that everyone treats as the gold standard. However, for some time its successors have not really quite matched its performance before.
Recently, Google unveiled the Chromebook Pixelbook, one of its latest top-tier machines in terms of quality and price. It is still running on the same Chrome OS and it boasts of the same claim that the original Chromebook Pixel claims fantastic specifications and hardware. Has the search engine giant finally developed a Chrome OS machine worthy of its giant price tag? Let us take a closer look at the Google Chromebook Pixel.
This hybrid machine is absolutely stunning with its thin silver aluminum body accented with white burrs. It features the glass at the back that gives it a distinct look that sets it apart from the rest of the Pixel Book models. Its overall design is obviously Google.
Additionally, its latest design resembles a lot from the original Google Chromebook Pixel, however, it is more refined. It has a couple of USC type C ports that users can utilize for charging data. It also boasts a 2400×1600 touch-screen 12.3 inches LCD screen high-resolution display, a sturdy keyboard, 2 in 1 hinge, and a display output.
In terms of software, it still runs on Chrome OS. The search engine giant’s operating system that prioritizes Internet is blazing in this hybrid machine and has definitely improved from its predecessors. The most impressive is the Android Apps finally integrated into the functionality of this machine.
It is Play Store enabled and allows users to easily download their favorite Android apps using the hybrid machine. As part of the expansion of Google Assistant, Chromebook Pixel users can now access it. So far, it is the only laptop/tablet/hybrid machine in the market with built-in Google Assistant as a native app.
The majority of the Chromebook runs on Celeron processors with several top tier models adopting Core m3 processors. However, none yet had Core i7 or Core i5 ever since the Chromebook Pixels. Popping the hood of the latest hybrid machine is the seventh generation Kaby Lake processor or the fifth generation Kaby Lake processor. It has either 8GB or 16GB of Random Access Memory.
Its solid-state drives are available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, which spells out the unbelievable speed that you cannot yet find any hybrid machine. Another amazing perk that users will really appreciate with the Chromebook Pixel is its battery life. According to the search engine giant, users can enjoy this hybrid machine for ten long hours of mixed usage.
Using the Google Chromebook Pixel will enable users to enjoy the machine for full day use. Charging is also very simple because of its USB type C port. Lastly, it comes with a Pixelbook Pen, which is Google’s own version of a stylus. It is equipped with angle and pressure sensitivity that allows users to draw on the machine.
There are some youtubers that were avid mac users that recently switched to a chromebook – you can find them easily on the tubes: