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Google Chromebook Pixel

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews of Google Chromebook Pixel. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and usability. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the connectivity, and there are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency and battery.

screen, performance, design, usability, 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Google Chromebook Pixel

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Google Chromebook Pixel from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the keyboard and sound. The price and screen also get good views. Comments about the battery and usability are different.

design, screen, price, sound, keyboard

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: NEW Google Chromebook Pixel (WiFi)NEW Google Chromebook Pixel (WiFi)

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Google Chromebook Pixel

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Google Chromebook Pixel from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and usability. The performance and screen are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the battery.

price, screen, performance, usability, design

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Super Google Chromebook Pixel (WIFI) Touch Screen 12.85" 2560x1700 3:2 LCD i5-3427U 4GB DDR3 32GB SSD 3.4lbs UltraportableSuper Google Chromebook Pixel (WIFI) Touch Screen 12.85" 2560x1700 3:2 LCD i5-3427U 4GB DDR3 32GB SSD 3.4lbs Ultraportable

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Google Chromebook Pixel

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Google Chromebook Pixel from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca.

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

This summary is based on the products: GOOGLE CHROMEBOOK PIXEL 2015 64GB SSD i7 16GB RAM WI-FI 12.85" INCH TOUCH SCREEN LAPTOPGOOGLE CHROMEBOOK PIXEL 2015 64GB SSD i7 16GB RAM WI-FI 12.85" INCH TOUCH SCREEN LAPTOP

Jun, 2017

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

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: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Google Chromebook Pixel (2015)

 

The newest Google Chromebook Pixel is luxurious and laden with impressive features, but even if it's the best Chromebook available—and it is—the thousand-dollar price will be a barrier for many.

Premium design and construction. High-resolution touch screen. Full feature set, with new USB-C ports. Intel Core i5 CPU yields impressive performance. Quick-charging battery lasted 12 hours in our tests. Free 1TB of Google Drive storage for three...

Very expensive for a Chromebook. Limited local storage.

Conclusion The newest Google Chromebook Pixel is impressive. It has made dramatic improvements over the previous iteration, with better battery life, new ports and features, and it has the benefit of running a far more capable and flexible version of...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Google Chromebook Pixel 2015

 

To be fair, Chrome OS has come a long way in the past few years, as Google continues to refine it. And if you live in a browser-based world of Google apps -- Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive -- the entry-level Chromebooks like the $330-ish Toshiba...

The Google Chromebook Pixel packs a brilliant high-res touchscreen, dual USB-C ports and a speedy Intel processor into a slick shell. It's also a few hundred dollars less than its predecessor.

The Pixel is three to four times the cost of other capable Chromebooks. Chrome OS requires online connectivity for most tasks, and available apps are limited in number and potential when compared to the wide breadth of software you'll find on Windows...

The updated Chromebook Pixel sets the bar for high-end for Chrome OS hardware, but its browser-based operating system imposes far too many limitations to justify its lofty price point.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: David Pierce (wired.com)

Review: 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...

Beautiful, in a clean-cut minimalist way. Gorgeous screen, with a wonderfully different aspect ratio. Great keyboard and trackpad. Weirdly good battery life

Still too expensive. The it's just a web browser complaint still rings a little bit true. 3.3 pounds is basically an anvil in the laptop world

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Chromebook Pixel (2015) review

 

The new Chromebook Pixel is a conundrum. By now, we have a pretty good sense of what a Chromebook is and where it fits into our digital worlds. They're relatively cheap laptops that...

Nice design ; Fast ; Great battery life

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

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

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

 

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...

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 feelsexpensive for what it is ; No real change in the thickness or weight

Four years after the first Chromebook came out, the idea of a laptop running the Chrome browser as an OS is still a niche proposition. These things aren't for everyone, and might never will be. That said, the idea doesn't seem as silly as it once did....

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Ben Woods (zdnet.com)

Google Chromebook Pixel review

 

Although it's visually pleasing and well specified, particularly in the display department, the Chromebook Pixel's premium price tag makes it difficult for us to recommend.

Sleek and elegant industrial design ; Superb high-resolution touchscreen ; High-end specification ; LTE option (in US)

Very expensive ; Chrome OS requires internet connection for most functions ; Limited app availability ; Disappointing battery life

In the end, though, it's the premium price tag that makes it difficult for us to recommend the Chromebook Pixel — espcially at $1,449 for the forthcoming version with LTE connectivity.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Jason Snell (pcworld.com)

Review: Google Chromebook Pixel is an expensive curiosity

 

As an idea sprung from Google's view of the future of technology, the Chromebook Pixel is intriguing, even intoxicating. But it's hard to fathom how it works as a real-world product.

Gorgeous high-definition touchscreen ; Solid body and keyboard

Chrome OS limits users to Web apps ; Chrome OS window management can be frustrating ; Expensive

Mar, 2013