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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

The Pixelbook followed the footsteps of its predescessor, the Chromebook Pixel 2, and began with a $999 starting price, but it has three configurations:

$999 $1,299 $1,649
Core i5 Core i5 Core i7
8GB RAM 8GB RAM 16GB RAM
128GB eMMC 256GB eMMC 512GB NVMe
$1,099 $1,399 $1,749
+Pixelbook Pen +Pixelbook Pen +Pixelbook Pen

Specs

Display

Size Resolution PPI Technology
12.3" 2400 x 1600 (3:2) 234.5 IPS LCD
Brightness Touchscreen Coating Specs
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)

7956 (Multi-core)

4545 (Single-core)

8357 (Multi-core)

Speedometer 110 124
Octane V2 31,000 32,400

Connectivity

I/O Ports 2 x USB-C 3.1
WiFi 802.11 something
Bluetooth 4.2
Other Tethering, etc.

Keyboard and Trackpad

Key Travel Backlighting Trackpad
0.8 mm Yes Etched glass

Other Hardware Specs

Biometrics Sensors Webcam
-- 3-axis gyroscope / accelerometer

Magnetometer

Ambient light sensor

Hall effect sensor

0.9 MP

720p

60 fps

Battery

Pixelbook charger.

Battery Life Battery Specs Charger Specs Charger Connection
10 hrs 41 Wh

10,800 mAh

45W (5V/3A, 9V/3A,

15V/3A, 20V/2.25A)

USB-C (Reversible)

Build and design

The Pixelbook among the rest of Google's hardware products.

The Pixelbook uses the same two-tone design language as Google's Pixel phones.

Padding

Ya know other stuff here.

Yup yup.

Cool McGrool, dude!

Unlike the previous Chromebook Pixels, which were manufactured by undisclosed sub-contractors, the Pixelbook was designed and manufactured in-house by Google.[2]

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)
Screen-to-body Ratio 70.26%
Materials Aluminum unibody

Silicon accents

Gorilla Glass accent

Display Material Gorilla Glass 3
Speakers Top-firing (behind hinges)
Fan Vents None
Ruggedization No
Color(s) Silver w/ white accents

Official accessories

Pixelbook Pen

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The Pixelbook Pen is the principle accessory to the Pixelbook, advertised as one of the main selling points of the device.

Technology AES
Pressure Levels 2048 + Tilt support
Type Separate
Materials Aluminum

Silicon grip

Battery AAAA
Dimensions 147 x 10.7 mm

5.79 x 0.42 in.

Weight 21.3 g (0.75 oz)
Other Features Google Assistant button
Release Sold separately
Price $99

Official Pixelbook sleeve

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Pixelbook pen loop

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Developer info

Codename Board

Name(s)

Base Board User ABI Kernel Kernel ABI Platform
Eve eve eve x86_64 4.4 x86_64 Kaby Lake Y

Repairability

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Reception and reviews

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Trivia

  • 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.
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    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.)

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