Chromebooks have been popular in the education market, among the students so that they can get their homework done on a cheap laptop. Since Google discontinued its Chromebook last year, it has launched a new Chromebook in the market this year, the Pixelbook. A laptop that starts at $999 and can be priced all the way up to $1649 and if you want to spend more, you can also buy a Pixelbook stylus designed specifically for this laptop and costs $99. The initial respnoses of people towards the Pixelbook are good and positive. The new Pixelbook is incredibly well-built, thin and is a beautiful laptop that you can also use as a tablet by flipping the screen over. The Pixelbook is just over 10mm thick and weighs under two and a half pounds. The body of the laptop is made entirely of almunium, but includes a glass shade on the back of the screen where the wifi antenna sits. Not only this but the Pixelbook also have another major design element and that is the “advanced silicon” pads on the keyboard deck that surround a galss trackpad. These pads serve multiple purposes such as they are more comfortable to rest your palms on than almunium, they add a small gap to protect the screen from getting cracked from the keyboard on it, and they serve as anti-skid feet when you have the Pixelbook flipped around in “cinema” mode, or in tablet mode. However, the most impressive part of the design is that the new Pixelbook is fanless. It doesn’t come to a fan on an i5 configuration but the most amazing part is that it doesn’t require a fan on the more powerful i7 configuration. The Pixelbook starts at 8GB of RAM and features a 7th generation Intel i5 processor. And, as stated earlier, feeding Google an extra $650 will get you a big upgrade not just in processing speed (you’ll get an i7, though the specifics of the CPU weren’t stated), you will also nab a total of 16GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage.it comes with a 12.3-inch touchscreen and also supports a backlit keyboard. The Pixelbook has two USB-C ports and supports fast charging from its 45W charger. Google claims it’ll pick up two hours’ worth of charge in 15 minutes, and that it can last 10 hours on a single full charge. Along with this, you can also buy a $99 Pixelbook pen. It uses an AAAA battery for power, which should be good for about a year. The Pixelbook also supports the google assistant. It has a dedicated key for the google assistant on the keyboard. The google assistant can also be used with the Pixelbook pen, it is having a button that when pressed enables this mode. You can circle anything on your screen, and the Assistant will open up and do some kind of search based on what you circled. It can do the usual Assistant-style demos like recognizing an actor or a movie, but it can also do lookup and automatically offer to add stuff to your calendar.
There is no argument on whether the google have created a good device or not, it surely have but the main question is that, can it pull off enough sales and compete with other laptop making giants in the industry.