Google Pixelbook Intel Core-i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD

4.66 Overall Score
Price Tag: 4/10
Performance: 7/10
Features: 3/10

Decent Hardware | Lightweight

It's Chrome OS | Expensive | It's Chrome OS

Overall thoughts

This is a different one.  The device is pretty nice.  I am not going to say this thing is like a Unicorn or something like that.  But I keep coming back to something.  Google retail on this device is $1,650.00.  But its still a Chromebook.  It’s like a Ferrari, with a Honda motor.  Ok maybe there is a better analogy for this..  Maybe a Honda with a Ferrari motor?  You have pretty decent hardware, with an OS that honestly, I am not sure needs the specs given.  16G of memory, Intel Core-i7 dual core processor, 512GB NVMe SSD……..  For ChromeOS…….

There are however rumors of Google opening up the possibility of allowing Windows to run on their new Pixelbook…  Not entirely sure if this will happen or not, but that would definitely make this work a bit more, as it would give you a lot more flexibility with this device.  The keys have like a rubbery feel over them, which I do indeed like…  The keys are also nice sized, and even having larger hands than most, I can work my way around the keyboard without many problems at all.  The mouse is SUPER crisp, there is a nice tactile response to it, that a lot of devices don’t really happen.  It is a little heavy tho,  I don’t have a way of testing how many PSI it takes to push the mouse button,  but it is really on the stiffer side.

The device also folds back onto itself, so you can use it like you would a tablet.  This was a little odd for me.  I never really liked feeling the keys on the back end of the keyboard, however with the rubbery keys, it did allow for a bit more of a secure feeling holding the device this way.

I am very hopeful that this is just a stepping stone for Google, and their software can catch up with the technology that they’ve used in this Pixelbook.


I did notice, that they keys lit up in a semi dark room, which was a very nice little detail that I didn’t get to see in my original set of pictures.

 

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