Google Chromebook Pixel


Google Chromebook PixelNotebook: Google Chromebook Pixel (Chromebook Pixel Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3427U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 12.85 inch, 3:2, 2560x1700 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.52kg
Price: $1300 USD, ~1000 euro
Average Score: 64.12% - average
Average of 17 scores (from 27 reviews)
price: 33%, performance: 72%, features: 67%, display: 90% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Google Chromebook Pixel

85% Review Google Chromebook Pixel Notebook | Notebookcheck
Pixel Perfect. Google's first internally developed Chromebook since the original CR-48 has made headlines for its novel specs. Does the dense 12.85-inch 2560 x 1700 resolution 3:2 IPS display really deliver an unmatched experience? Find out in this review how Google has managed to conceive the best, if not most unorthodox, Chromebook to date.
67% Google Chromebook Pixel review
Source: PC Pro English
For most people, however, the major issue will be the price. The Chromebook concept makes a lot of sense on cheap, lightweight hardware, but at £1,049 the Pixel competes with "real" Ultrabooks and Apple MacBooks, making its limitations hard to forgive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 33% performance: 83% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
Chromebook Pixel revisited: 18 months with Google's luxury laptop
Source: English
What is a reason to own the Pixel, then? Simple: to enjoy a top-of-the-line Chrome OS experience with all the amenities you could ask for. The device's hardware quality and design, keyboard and trackpad, speakers, and display add up to make a wonderful overall user experience no other Chromebook can match.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/28/2014
70% Google Chromebook Pixel Review
Source: Maximum PC English
Still, we understand what has led the majority of reviewers to label the Pixel the sexiest notebook no one should ever buy—its utility still falls far short of a full-service laptop. At the same time, there are a lot of a people who think the Tesla S is an impractical, overpriced electric car, too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Chromebook Pixel Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
There are a few reasons to get a Chromebook Pixel. One, you are a Chromebooks fan and you can get your money worth just from the user experience. Second, you plan to recycle the hardware and run some other Operating Systems. Third, you buy it as a collector item. I do not see any other hardware manufacturers, beside Google, to come up with another high-end laptop Chromebook. Unlike Google, they do care if the product sells or not. The Chromebook Samsung 3 price range is the about right value. I could see a “high end” Chromebook around $500ish. Do you think Google would come out with a improved Pixel, HiDPI display, Haswell and a bigger battery capacity?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2013
The Chromebook Pixel Review
Source: AnandTech English
Something magical happened during the course of this review. I know many of you have been waiting for it, and we apologize for the delay. But truth be told, it was worth it. I’d already spent a few weeks with the Pixel when it entered the bowels of Anand’s lab to have its display characterized. I used that time to put together much of what you’re about to read.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/31/2013
Google Chromebook Pixel Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
It's actually quite difficult to sum up the Chromebook Pixel. From a design and build quality standpoint, there is no other notebook on the market that can top it. The machined aluminum, brilliant keyboard, responsive trackpad, and class-leading touch-enabled, super-high-resolution display panel leave precious little room for improvement. There's effectively nothing negative to say about anything dealing with design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2013
60% Google Chromebook Pixel review
Source: English
Although the touchscreen is quite responsive to commands, with touch commands being fluid, we don't really see that much of a need for it on the Chromebook Pixel. Unless Google is planning to launch a number of programs that will work better with touch, it seems more like a gimmick. Saying that, the screen is brilliantly vibrant and displays exceptional quality, and it sets the bar higher for laptop makers. The keyboard, too, is another one of our favourite features on the Pixel, as it is a pleasure to type on and thus makes us more productive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Review: Google Chromebook Pixel is an expensive curiosity
Source: PC World English
As an idea, Chromebook Pixel has a lot going for it. It's an iteration of Google's vision of the future of computing, and it's sleek and exciting. But as a product, it's just not practical. There are better laptops and cheaper laptops and better, cheaper laptops. The Chromebook Pixel augurs days to come, but in the present it's just an expensive curiosity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Chromebook Pixel review
Source: Techradar English
This is the best Chromebook in the world, but even within the context of rating Chromebooks, it's not perfect. When you put it in the wider context of Windows, OS X, iOS, Android and so on, it becomes even less compelling. However, while it's a little trite, Google is getting good at hardware faster than Apple is getting good at services, and the Chromebook Pixel is the best example of that we've ever seen. Apple, the world's biggest technology company, should be paying attention.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Google Chromebook Pixel Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
Judged on its own terms, the Google Chromebook Pixel is one of the three or four most desirable laptops in the world. The question is whether more than a handful of people will judge it on those terms.Google's Chrome OS experiment strikes off in a bold new direction with a super-premium Chromebook featuring a better-than-Retina display. It's a pleasure to use, but only if you're 100 percent committed to the cloud.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Google Chromebook Pixel
Source: Digital Trends English
Google’s new Chromebook Pixel is a tool. It is designed to handle one thing – the Web – better than any other product. And it’s successful. It renders websites with incredible sharpness, and the Core i5 processor can handle multiple tabs without breaking a sweat. As a laptop, however, the Pixel falls short. Design is middling, battery life is poor, internal storage is scant, and keyboard quality falls short.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Google Chromebook Pixel (64GB, LTE)
Source: PC Mag English
The problem is, aside from the perceived status, screen, and the added extra services, there really aren't a lot of reasons to recommend the Chromebook Pixel over, say, the 13-inch MacBook Pro (with or without Retina Display) or the Asus Zenbook Prime Touch UX31A-BHI5T. If wireless Internet were cheap, fast, unlimited, everywhere, and reliable, then the Chromebook Pixel with its included Google Drive subscription would be a decent buy at $1,450. However, since wireless Internet is not cheap and everywhere, and since the Chromebook Pixel's battery isn't all day capable, we can't recommend it over any Mac or Windows-based laptop in its price range.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Google Chromebook Pixel Review
Source: Slashgear English
So just like we asked in our initial Pixel hands-on: Does Google tempt the daring? For us the answer is sadly a clear as day no, but others might feel different. It saddens me to say it but this is a Ferrari with a 4-cylinder engine. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for cloud computing, Google, and the Chrome OS, but this is too much too soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2013
70% Chromebook Pixel review
Source: Pocket Lint English
There’s no avoiding the fact that the Chromebook Pixel is expensive. But it’s also very well made and an absolute pleasure to use. Lay your fingers on the keyboard and view the world through the Pixel’s high-resolution display and some of the anguish you might have in parting with over £1,000 will be abated. Google’s description of the Chromebook Pixel says that it’s designed to “inspire future innovation”. We can’t help feeling that there is something inspiring here, and maybe now it’s a little more difficult to dismiss Chrome OS as a Google whim. Whether others agree is key to whether that future innovation will come or not.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Google Chromebook Pixel review
Source: T3 English
Google calls this the product for ‘what’s next’, which rather aptly describes both the Pixel and Chrome OS. They're both built for a time when free and fast internet is absolutely everywhere, which simply isn't the case just yet. A beautiful and desirable product it may be, but the stunning design and ultra-premium hardware give way to a somewhat hollow shell within.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Chromebook Pixel review: Google's £1,000 Chrome OS laptop sounds crazy but just might work
Source: PC Advisor English
The Chromebook Pixel is a good laptop, definitely worth a look. But it's unlikely to be the right laptop for lots of people. It has a beautiful display and amazing build quality, but poor battery life. And the Chrome OS is limited. An interesting concept, if not a mass-market winner.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2013
80% Google Chromebook Pixel
Source: Wired Magazine English
WIRED A thoughtfully designed, expertly built, premium laptop. One of the best display and trackpad combos you can find. Verizon LTE is fast and abundant. 1TB of free Google Drive storage for 3 years. More power and speed than you need. TIRED Battery life won’t get you through a full workday. Most websites and web-based apps aren’t fully ready for touch input. Chrome OS needs more gestures support, too. Not all desktop apps can be matched in the browser. USB 2.0 instead of USB 3.0 makes no sense given the high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% Google Chromebook Pixel Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
There is something refreshingly bold and modern about Google's Chromebook Pixel. The luxurious aluminum chassis, eye-popping display and ergonomic comfort outclass most traditional notebooks. Having 4G built in also meshes perfectly with Chrome OS' mission: give you the best of the Web everywhere without Windows' baggage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
Google Chromebook Pixel review: Chrome OS gets a premium touch
Source: Liliputing English
Personally I don’t think I’ve ever spent $1299 on a computer, and I don’t expect to start anytime soon. But I’m hopeful that while early adopters will have to pay a premium price for a laptop like the Pixel with a 2560 x 1700 pixel touchscreen display, eventually we could see the prices of these features fall… and Google, Apple, and other companies can look for other premium items to add to their high-end laptops while high-def screens trickle down to more affordable models.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2013
Hands on: Chromebook Pixel review
Source: Techradar English
The Chromebook Pixel is a stunning machine, with a truly remarkable screen, a lovely industrial design and good specs – but it needs to be at such a big price, and it's going up against some truly impressive opposition. For those who love Google apps and have been waiting for something premium, this will be a fantastic new arrival. However, for those that are choosing from scratch between Ultrabooks, Macbooks and Chromebooks there are still major doubts.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2013
Another impractical marvel from Google
Source: Engadget English
Again we reach the dreaded wrap-up section on a Chromebook review. It's simply never easy to classify these machines. In some regards, the Pixel is even harder to pigeonhole than its predecessors. The level of quality and attention to detail here is quite remarkable for what is, we'll again remind you, Google's first swing at building a laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2013
Google Chromebook Pixel
Source: Trusted Reviews English
On first impressions, there is no denying that the Google Chromebook pixel is a stunning piece of kit, whether or not it can capture the consumer’s imaginations with its premium £1,049 price tag, however, is another question. Fast, efficient, well styled and a joy to use, the Pixel is a brilliant device, that thanks to its stunning 2560 x 1700p touchscreen display is taken into the realms of the world beaters. A true MacBook rival could be on our hands.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2013
58% Brilliant touch screen, hefty price
Source: CNet English
While the Pixel makes manifest our subconscious expectations of the Chromebook when it first launched two years ago, the expensive, high-end, touch screen laptop still falls short in some key areas. Yes, there's a lot to like about the hardware, but the Web-based Chrome OS just has far too many caveats and compromises to justify its exorbitant price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 58% performance: 60%
Google announces high-end Chromebook Pixel, we go hands-on
Source: Pocket Lint English
Google has revealed its anticipated high-end next-generation Chromebook, known as the Chromebook Pixel. Sundar Pichai, senior vice-president of Chrome and apps at Google, introduced the new premium Google notebook, which is pitched at the premium Chrome user, with a premium price to match.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/21/2013
60% Google Chromebook Pixel Review
Source: Stuff TV English
Google has absolutely nailed the Chromebook Pixel in terms of design, but the Chrome operating system still feels like it’s very much in development, and doesn’t stand a chance against Apple and Microsoft’s more established offerings. It’s far too expensive for what it is, and it’s hard to say whether it’s a step towards greater things on Google’s part or just a bit of corporate one-upmanship aimed squarely at Apple’s Macbook Air. Fingers crossed it’s more of the former than the latter, because with a more developed OS bustling with apps the Chromebook Pixel could be a real killer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

60% Review: Google Chromebook Pixel
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Prise en main Google Chromebook Pixel
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%



Google’s attempt in bringing a new line into the notebook market is admirable, considering Google is the next best thing after Steve Job’s legacy nowadays. The Google Chromebook Pixel features an Intel i5 processor, 12.85-inch touchscreen with 2560 x 1700 HD, 64GB internal SSD storage and 2 x USB 2.0 ports. As it is claimed, the screen looks crisp and vivid. 239 pixel per inches is simply the highest density Pixel is offering. The size of the internal storage might seem small, but Google offers 1 TB of could storage and 3 years warranty.

Booting the Pixel only takes seconds, as it is using ChromeOS, and comes with all of Google’s goodies including Chrome, Youtube, Gmail,Google+, GTalk, Google Docs and etc. Design and build quality are excellent. And so are the backlit keyboard, and an etched glass touchpad. Although PC and notebook sales are decreasing and iPads and tablet gain ground, it is unfortunately expensive! In addition, most of Google's goodies depend on the Wifi or 4G infrastructure. Just like Apple computers, the Google CHromebook pixel can also run the Windows platform.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

3427U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 - 2.8 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

12.85": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.52 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

64.12%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-02-27)