Google Pixelbook i7 (12in) Review
The Google Pixelbook i7 is a top-of-the-line laptop that offers both style and substance. The aluminum body is sleek and sturdy, and the Intel i5 processor provides fast performance with 16 GB of RAM. The lightweight design (1 kg) makes it portable, and the single USB-C port means you may need an adapter if you want to connect multiple accessories simultaneously. If you’re a multitasker, this laptop can handle it all–you can work on documents while watching videos or listening to music simultaneously. Plus, the built-in Pixelbook Pen makes sketching, drawing, and taking notes a breeze. And with up to 10 hours of battery life, you can stay productive all day long. Whether you’re looking for a powerful workstation or a stylish addition to your home office, the Google Pixelbook i7 is a great choice.
Display & Design
The Google Pixelbook is a high-end Chromebook designed with productivity in mind. It features a full-size backlit keyboard with 1.4mm of travel. The keyboard has a custom layout that maximizes screen space and feels like a laptop keyboard. The touchpad is also backlit and tracks accurately. It supports two-finger scrolling without any issues. The Pixelbook also has a glass trackpad that can be disabled by holding down the trackpad while pressing on the input method. The Pixelbook is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and has 8GB of RAM. It comes with 128GB of storage and runs the latest version of Chrome OS. The Chromebook also features a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 2400×1600 pixels. The display is crisp and clear, and the colors are accurate. The Pixelbook is well-built and durable and available in Silver, Gold, or Rose Gold.
The Google Pixelbook 12in version has an excellent keyboard. It’s a chiclet-style keyboard, which allows for great travel and prevents accidental key presses. The keys are well spaced and have a good amount of travel, making them comfortable to type on. The backlit keys are a nice touch, and the dedicated search button is convenient. The only downside is that the arrow keys are placed above the search button, which can be awkward to use at first. Overall, the Google Pixelbook has an excellent, comfortable keyboard and has all the features you could want from a laptop keyboard.
The Google Pixelbook has a stated battery life of 10 hours. In our tests, the brightness was set to 60 percent. We got just over eight hours on a single charge. That’s not quite a par with Apple’s new iPad Pro models or even Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6. But it does mean you won’t have to reach for your charger until late in an average workday. Pixelbook expected slightly better battery life from Google, given its all-day battery promise. And were surprised by how similar it felt to competitors like Apple. But despite these minor shortcomings, you still get good overall performance from an ultraportable laptop that can use just about anywhere. It’s worth noting that there are some cheaper options if you’re looking for longer battery life than what we experienced here. The Asus Chromebook Flip C434 could be a good choice, as it lasted almost 11 hours on our test. Or, if you need something even more affordable, the Lenovo Chromebook C330 lasts a very impressive 12 hours and 15 minutes on a single charge.
The Google Pixelbook 12-inch is a high-end Chromebook released in October of 2017. It is one of the smaller laptops on the market, with a 12-inch diagonal screen. The laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. It also has 128GB of storage but no SD card slot for expansion. The biggest selling point of the Pixelbook is its built-in touchscreen, which can fold back into a tablet. The laptop also has two USB-C ports and a headphone jack. One unique feature of the Pixelbook is its fingerprint sensor on the power button, which allows you to log in without typing passwords. Another notable feature is its Instant Tethering capability, which lets you connect your phone to share its internet connection over Wifi without any setup required. Overall, the Google Pixelbook 12-inch is a great choice for those looking for a small, durable laptop with plenty of features.