Google Pixelbook – review

Ostania aktualizacja 27 July 2021

Google Pixelbook – review

The Google Pixelbook is the first Chromebook to consider, even if we compare it with the most advanced Windows and Mac devices. Given the excellent processor and huge improvements, it’s the best Chromebook so far.

The most important advantages and disadvantages

Has a sublime design. It guarantees full support for Android applications. Has a great keyboard. Provides excellent pen support. Unfortunately, the pen is sold separately. In addition, the low sound quality is a big disadvantage. There is no biometric login.

Basic Facts

We would not be surprised if the interest in Google Pixelbook increased again. As a true hybrid in every respect, the Google Pixelbook has a lot to offer, both in terms of compatibility and performance.

Not only is it one of the best Chromebooks on the market, but it can also be one of the best 2 in 1 laptops. It also preserves the appearance and features of the Chrome operating system.

A stylus sold separately makes Pixelbook much better. It eliminates many problems that can be expected after using the Android application on a laptop. Combined with the ability to switch Pixelbook to tablet – there are many reasons to choose a great Chromebook.

The specifications are really impressive. With a 2400 × 1600 pixel display and Intel Core i5 and 7 generation processors, the Pixelbook is a great choice.

Design

Of course, the Pixelbook is a great result of many years of Google’s work on improving the uniform design throughout the entire offer. It is also the result of adolescence for the Google Chromebook design philosophy.

This is the most attractive and well-designed laptop from Google. From a brushed aluminum frame with flat edges to a rubberized palm and bottom pad, each element has achieved varying degrees of style and lightness.

Perhaps a small disadvantage is the number of USB-C 3.1, 2 ports. But the webcam is modern. It offers good 720p resolution and 60 frames per second capture rate.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for sound. Google damped the speakers under the keyboard, unfortunately the sound is now metallic. Fortunately, it offers a 3.5 mm audio jack that lets you use the best headphones with a Pixelbook.

On the other hand, the glass trackpad is pleasant to use. It allows for smooth and accurate tracking, both with one and many touches.

Similarly, the Pixelbook keyboard is one of the best we’ve ever tested. The illuminated keyboard keys are well spaced, and a 0.8 mm pitch is a pleasure thanks to the strong feedback. The subtle, deeply satisfying clicking sound made by the keys is different from any laptop keyboard.

Laptops https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&rurl=translate.google.pl&sl=pl&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://vobis.pl/laptopy&xid=25657,15700021,15700186,15700191,15700256,15700259,15700262,15700265,15700271,15700283&usg=ALkJrhhocHHRdlWdNJnQK5NM_uhUZ_kpPA offer a 3: 2 display. With 235 pixels per inch (ppi) and accurate color reproduction, the display can compete with the best on the market, such as the 267-ppi Surface Pro and 227-ppi MacBook Pro (13 inch).

The panel works well for movies and photos, not to mention photo editing. The display is very accurate to the touch, especially when we use the Pixelbook stylus.

Pixelbook pen and Google Assistant

Unfortunately, the Pixelbook pen is not included in the price of the laptop. However, it works great, offering great pressure as well as tilt support. That’s why drawing on the screen is a pleasure. The display’s instant response helps the digital ink to go close enough to the pen. Therefore, any delay is not noticeable. There is a single button on the pen, which is basically a Google Assistant button. Pressing the button turns into thick blue ink, but in reality it draws nothing.

Instead, everything that has been registered thanks to the blue ink is sent to the Google Assistant for analysis. Thanks we can receive reliable information. If we circle a picture of a hippopotamus, Google Assistant will show us a page with animals on Wikipedia.

It will be an incredibly powerful tool for students, but general users will also use it.

Another advantage of the pen is that it opens Google Keep to support pen input, even from the lock screen. Thanks to this, trading is much easier. There are even applications that can rewrite scripts to traditional text.

However, the great disadvantage is that the pen does not attach to the laptop in any way, even with magnets, as is the case with Surface Pro.

As for the Google Assistant, you can access the service using a dedicated keyboard button or voice if you can’t afford a pen. Although this option only works if you have logged in to your computer.

In general, Google Assistant is just as helpful as on smartphones and renders in the same way, with chat at the operating system level, as well as with a voice response.

It supports the entire load associated with using the Chrome browser – from Google documents and spreadsheets to chat in Slack, and even editing photos in Lightroom without any problems. This is impressive given that it is a demanding browser for RAM, but it seems that there is much more space on Chrome than on Windows 10 or macOS.

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