Google has always partnered with third-party manufacturers to launch a Chromebook. Now, the tech giant is launching an in-house version with the new Google PixelBook.
The Google PixelBook is probably the most powerful Chromebook ever. The entire laptop family was aimed at students, who are looking for a budget but a reliable machine. The PixelBook still does just that, minus the budget side.
It packs a powerful Intel 7th-Gen processor with an 8GB or 16GB RAM configuration — pretty overkill for what a Chromebook does. It also has ultra-fast storage: 128GB, 256GB SSD or 512GB NVME. Google also claims that its battery can go all-day, and a 15-minute charge can provide up to 2 hours of use.
Probably the most striking thing about this one is its design. The Google PixelBook has the same design language with the recently announced Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The lid has this glass surface at the top, with a glass panel from the bottom down.
The PixelBook also has its own dedicated Google Assistant key and will work with the new PixelBook Pen stylus.
Google PixelBook Specs
- Chrome OS
- 12.3-inch QHD touchscreen, 2400 x 1600 resolution, ~234.51ppi
- Intel 7th-Gen Core i5 / i7 processors
- 8GB / 16GB RAM
- 128GB / 256GB / 512GB NVMe SSD
- Backlit keyboard, Google Assistant dedicated key
- 720p webcam
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 4.2
- 2x USB Type-C, headphone jack
- Dual speakers, 4x microphones
- Dimensions: 290.4 x 220.8 x 10.3mm
- Weight: 1.1kg
- 41Whrs battery, up to 10 hours
The PixelBook’s base model starts at USD999 (around Php51,000) and can go up to USD1,649 (around Php84,000) depending on the configuration. Also, the PixelBook Pen is sold separately for USD99 (around Php5,000).