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Google Chromebook Pixel

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Google Chromebook Pixel. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and durability. The performance and screen are also appreciated. The connectivity and portability get less positive opinions, while opinions are divided on the energy efficiency.

design, screen, performance, durability, image quality

price, battery, portability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Google Chromebook Pixel is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Google Chromebook Pixel

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Google Chromebook Pixel from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the price and screen are overall positive. There are some critical views about the usability.

design, screen, price

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (maximumpc.com)

Google Chromebook Pixel Review

 

After almost three years, it's still difficult to explain to techno-newbs just what the hell Google's Chrome OS and Chromebooks are exactly.

Chrome OS dependent on Internet; power connector should be magnetic; expensive

Chrome OS dependent on Internet; power connector should be magnetic; expensive

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Google Chromebook Pixel Notebook

 

Pixel Perfect. Google's first internally developed Chromebook since the original CR-48 has made headlines for its novel specs. Does the dense 12.85-inch 2560 x 1700 resolution 3:2 IPS display really deliver an unmatched experience? Find out in this...

High quality anodized aluminum matte chassis, 2560 x 1700 resolution Gorilla Glass touchscreen display is as impressive as it sounds, Chrome OS is easy to use with a low learning curve, Very low system noise, Large keys and touchpad, Excellent 1080p...

Playback of 2048 x 1536 resolution video or higher can result in slight stuttering, High surface temperatures under load, No end-user expandability options, Non-removable battery, No USB 3.0 ports, Narrow scope of Chrome OS limits versatility, Pricey,...

Apr, 2013
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Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

Review: Google’s Chromebook Pixel excels both as a machine and as an idea

 

Being the best Chromebook is easy. Being a great flagship is harder, but the Pixel's advanced features make it just as premium and desirable as any other.

Beautiful, advanced design ; Stunning, high-resolution touchscreen display ; Significant improvements in performance and battery life

Expensive

The Chromebook Pixel is clearly not for everyone, any more than any flagship is. It’s expensive. It pumps much more power than most people need. But as a Chromebook, it’s the best you can get. As a...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (theverge.com)

Chromebook Pixel (2015) review

 

That's a minor issue, though, because I still love the look and feel of the Pixel. Keeping the design the same also sends a signal: this isn't a new kind of thing for Google, it's still the expensive, top-end laptop you have already heard of.

Nice design ; Fast ; Great battery life

Expensive ; A little heavy ; Hard to make Chrome OS your only computer

A beautiful $999 laptop, but who is it for?

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Chromebook Pixel review (2015): less expensive, still impractical

 

The Chromebook Pixel was the most beautiful laptop that we told people not to buy. With a machined aluminum chassis, pixel-dense screen and a spacious ke

Beautiful, high-res display ; Incredible build quality ; Great keyboard and trackpad ; Long battery life, charges quickly ; Mix of regular and USB Type-C ports

Chrome OS has come a long way, but still has limitations ; Still feels expensive for what it is ; No real change in the thickness or weight

Though the Pixel looks the same as its predecessor, it feels like a big improvement, thanks to its tripled battery life and lower price. Chrome OS has come a long way too, to the point where the idea of doing everything online doesn't seem like as...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (wired.com)

Google Chromebook Pixel (2015)

 

The Pixel will feel amazing to the hardest of hardcore Google fans: people who live in Chrome all day, and heavy users of Google's web apps. For everyone else, it isn't very useful.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Google Chromebook Pixel Review

 

Surprises are not Google's forte. The company which re-defined the word “beta” often offers services well in advance of their “official” release, and though hardware can't follow this trend by its nature, the press is rarely blind-sided by a product....

Rock-solid build quality ; Excellent touchpad ; Sharp, bright 2560 x 1700 display ; Unparalleled Web performance ; Runs cool and quiet ; 1TB of free cloud storage for 3 years

Uninspired design ; No USB 3.0 ; Short battery life ; Overpriced

Google’s Pixel succeeds as a tool and falls short as a laptop.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Cory Gunther (slashgear.com)

Google Chromebook Pixel Review

 

Google certainly put on a spectacle when they announced the all-new Chromebook Pixel, and the display is truly wonderful. Everything about this new Chromebook is top notch. The design is elegant, the screen is crisp and beautiful, but we still have...

Unfortunately for Google the Chromebook Pixel is grounded by the OS, but make no mistake they've crafted one beautiful computer. We've always had a hard time recommending or giving a thumbs up overall to a Chromebook of any type, except for someone...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Google Chromebook Pixel Review

 

There is something refreshingly bold and modern about Google's Chromebook Pixel. The luxurious aluminum chassis, eye-popping display and ergonomic comfort outclass most traditional notebooks. Having 4G built in also meshes perfectly with Chrome OS'...

Luxurious and sturdy design, Superior high-resolution display, Fantastic keyboard and touchpad, Very loud and clear speakers, 4G LTE built in

Expensive, Interface not optimized for touch, App selection could be better, Experienced some instability, Below-average battery life, Lacks USB 3.0 support

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

Chromebook Pixel review: another impractical marvel from Google

 

We've had a bit of a love / hate relationship with the Google Chromebook since the first one crossed our laps back in 2011 -- the Samsung Series 5. We

Beautiful, high-res display ; Incredible build quality ; Great keyboard and trackpad

Limited OS functionality ; Poor battery life ; High cost

Google's Pixel is far and away the nicest Chromebook on the market and rivals the best for build quality, but it's far too expensive for a machine with such limited functionality.

Feb, 2013