Google’s Pixelbook is a $1000 Chromebook you’ll actually want

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Last night, Google had a great event covering the launch of new gadgets including Pixelbook, Pixel 2, Google Clips and Google Home. The present era is all about competition among smart technologies.

If ever there was any doubt about Google’s commitment to Chromebooks, we can now say once and for all that it was misplaced.

Google’s new Pixelbook, the first premium, feature-packed Chromebook ever, will make you rethink everything you thought and you knew about Chromebooks.

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With a price range starting from $999 to $1649 at the high end, Google is clearly positioning the Pixelbook as something meant to compete with Microsoft’s Surface Book and other laptops, rather than high-end tablets.

The outside of the aluminium Pixelboook is a mixup of the two-tone look of the Pixel phones. There’s a shiny white panel that stretches across the top of the lid.

Talking about the specs, the Pixelbook uses Intel’s i5 and i7 processors (depending on which model you get), so they should be noticeably speedier than all other Chromebooks. They also come with as much as 512 GB of internal storage (again, this varies based on what model you get, there are also 128 GB and 256 GB configurations to go with). The Pixelbook is a Chromebook that could be legitimately useful offline, limitations of ChromeOS are aside.

Google says the Pixelbook’s battery will last up to 10 hours and 15 minutes of charging makes it useful for two hours, which is pretty hard to beat. By the way, you can use the same charger as you do for the new Pixel phones. That seems legit!
What are your views about new Pixelbook, do let us know in comments.

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Muhammad Irfan Raza
Irfan Raza is Editor at TechWafer covering Everything about Apple including Mac, iPhones, iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, and How-tos.

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