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Google Chromebook Pixel

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the energy efficiency and keyboard are generally positive. The build quality and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the resolution and usability. The portability and connectivity get critical comments.

design, screen, build quality, keyboard, energy

value for money, battery, connectivity, portability

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 37 reviews)

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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

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Review Google Chromebook Pixel Notebook

 

Pixel Perfect. Google's first internally developed Chromebook sin

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

The screen is no doubt the most impressive feature of the Pixel. The overall hardware and minimalistic design is very well assembled with little to complain.

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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.

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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...

So just like we asked in our initial Pixel hands-on: Does Google tempt the daring? For us the answer is sadly a clear as day no, but others might feel different. It saddens me to say it but this is a Ferrari with a 4-cylinder engine. We can’t wait to...

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Google Chromebook Pixel

 

The Chromebook Pixel boasts a gorgeous industrial design and superior display, but it doesn't offer enough functionality or endurance to justify its high price.

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

Click to EnlargeThere 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...

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Chromebook Pixel review

 

"Disposable." When Eric Schmidt and Google first introduced Chrome OS, its operating system designed for desktop and laptop PCs, they kept using that word. Schmidt promised cheap devices that were essentially interchangeable — when all the computing...

Screen is incredible ; Great keyboard and trackpad ; Excellent design

Average battery life ; Chrome OS is still severely limited ; Price is a deal-breaker

Can I borrow $1,299?

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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.

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Google Chromebook Pixel

 

Google's Web-based Chromebook laptops seem to be heading in two different directions. On one end, there's the Samsung Chromebook Series 3 . At the time of his writing, it's the best-selling laptop on Amazon.com. Perhaps not surprising, given its $249...

The slick-looking, Intel-powered Google Chromebook Pixel combines the touch screen support of Windows 8 with the MacBook Pro's high-res Retina display. It also includes three years of free 1TB cloud storage, and has a 4G LTE option.

Pricing starts at a lofty $1,299; Web-based Chrome OS requires you to be online to do most tasks; Web apps can't yet compare to most Windows or Mac software, especially for media-centric activities like video.

Despite impressive hardware specs and solid industrial design, the Chromebook Pixel’s high price and cloud OS limitations make it impossible to recommend for the vast majority of users.

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Google Chromebook Pixel review: Chrome OS gets a premium touch - Liliputing

 

Priced at or below $249, the latest generation of Chromebooks have been selling quite well. They’re typically in the bestseller lists at Amazon and other retailers, and those shops have a hard time keeping the cheapest Chromebooks in stock

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"An excellent premium Chromebook with a steep price."

 

Overview:

Build/Screen/Keyboard/Sound quality

None magnetically connected charging port.