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Google Chromebook Pixel

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and keyboard. The durability and screen also get good views, but many are negative about the usability and battery.

design, screen, durability, keyboard, performance

price, battery, usability

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.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Google Chromebook Pixel

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The performance and screen are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions 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

Oct, 2016

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: (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: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Google Chromebook Pixel Review

 

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

Google’s new Chromebook Pixel is a tool. It is designed to handle one thing – the Web – better than any other product. And it’s successful. It renders websites with incredible sharpness, and the Core i5 processor can handle multiple tabs without...

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

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:2D / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 3:2
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / Multi Touch
True Resolution:WQXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Chrome OS

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 5500 / HD Graphics 4000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel®
Processor Number:I5-3427U / I5-5200U / I7-5500U
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