The Pixelbook is Google's flagship Chromebook that serves as a halo device for the the Chrome OS platform. It serves as the successor to the Chromebook Pixel lineup and was announced at Google's October 4th Hardware Event.
The Pixelbook's announcement at the event highlighted some new features that would be introduced to Chrome OS, such as Google Assistant support. The Pixelbook also came with Android app support out of the box. The announcement also covered several new features that its predescesors did not have, such as a convertible form facter (which Google referred to as a "4-in-1 design"), stylus support, as well as its thinner and lighter design.
- 1 Pricing
- 2 Specs
- 3 Build and design
- 4 Official accessories
- 5 Developer info
- 6 Repairability
- 7 Reception and reviews
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Gallery
- 10 References
The Pixelbook followed the footsteps of its predescessor, the Chromebook Pixel 2, and began with a $999 starting price, but it has three configurations:
|Core i5||Core i5||Core i7|
|8GB RAM||8GB RAM||16GB RAM|
|128GB eMMC||256GB eMMC||512GB NVMe|
|+Pixelbook Pen||+Pixelbook Pen||+Pixelbook Pen|
|12.3"||2400 x 1600 (3:2)||234.5||IPS LCD|
|400 nits||Yes||Glossy||117% sRGB|
Hardware and performance
|CPU||Intel Core i5-7Y57||Intel Core i7-7Y75|
|Cores / Threads||2 / 4||2 / 4|
|Clock Speed||1.20 - 3.30 GHz||1.30 - 3.60 GHz|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics 615||Intel HD Graphics 615|
|Geekbench (Single-Core)||4366 (Single-core)
|I/O Ports||2 x USB-C 3.1|
Keyboard and Trackpad
|0.8 mm||Yes||Etched glass|
Other Hardware Specs
|--||3-axis gyroscope / accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Hall effect sensor
|Battery Life||Battery Specs||Charger Specs||Charger Connection|
|10 hrs||41 Wh
|45W (5V/3A, 9V/3A,
Build and design
The Pixelbook uses the same two-tone design language as Google's Pixel phones.
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Unlike the previous Chromebook Pixels, which were manufactured by undisclosed sub-contractors, the Pixelbook was designed and manufactured in-house by Google.
|Dimensions||290.4 x 220.8 x 10.3 mm
11.43 x 8.69 x 0.41 in.
|Weight||1.11 kg (2.45 lbs)|
Gorilla Glass accent
|Display Material||Gorilla Glass 3|
|Speakers||Top-firing (behind hinges)|
|Color(s)||Silver w/ white accents|
The Pixelbook Pen is the principle accessory to the Pixelbook, advertised as one of the main selling points of the device.
|Pressure Levels||2048 + Tilt support|
|Dimensions||147 x 10.7 mm
5.79 x 0.42 in.
|Weight||21.3 g (0.75 oz)|
|Other Features||Google Assistant button|
Official Pixelbook sleeve
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Pixelbook pen loop
|Base Board||User ABI||Kernel||Kernel ABI||Platform|
|Eve||eve||eve||x86_64||4.4||x86_64||Kaby Lake Y|
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Reception and reviews
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- The Pixelbook is the first (and currently only) Chrome OS device to use NVMe storage (though restricted to one configuration).
- It also holds the record of having the most storage ever available on a Chromebook, maxing out at 512GB.
- The base model also offers the most storage out of any base-spec'd Chromebook at 128GB.
- It remains the only Chrome OS device to start with 128GB as its base configuration.
- The Pixelbook is the first Chrome OS device to ship with Google Assistant support out of the box, and remained the only one until the Pixel Slate released a year later.
- It's also the first Chrome OS device to utilize the new Chrome OS keyboard layout, which features:
- A new set of top row keys
- A dedicated Google Assistant button
- A new Search/Launcher key that matches the Launcher icon on the Shelf.
- It remained the only Chrome OS device with this new keyboard layout until the Pixel Slate released.
- This is the first Chrome OS device to receive Crostini support, though other models quickly followed.
- It is likely the Pixelbook will be the first, or among the first, to receive the upcoming Dual-Boot feature.
- The Pixelbook holds many firsts for Google's own Chromebooks:
- Google's first convertible Chromebook, as well as the first convertible laptop to be released under Google's Pixel brand.
- First Google-made Chromebook to support Android Apps out of the box on Stable Channel.
- Thinnest and lightest Chromebook made by Google.
- First Google-made Chromebook with stylus support.
- First fanless Google-made Chromebook due to the Kaby Lake Y processors it uses.
- While the previous Pixel Chromebooks had 12.85" displays, the Pixelbook's display size was reduced to 12.3"
- Furthermore, while the previous two used a 2560 x 1700 resolution, the Pixelbook was reduced to a 2400 x 1600 resolution, dropping the PPI from 239.15 to 234.5.
- While most Chromebooks have the Chrome logo on the lid, the Pixelbook has the Google "G" logo.
- This is in contrast to its predecessors, which had a colored light bar on the lid (this is likely to match the look of Google's Pixel phones.)