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Google Chromebook Pixel 2015

Specifications

Google Chromebook Pixel 2015
Google Chromebook Pixel 2015 (Chromebook Pixel Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
13 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1700 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

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Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 77%, features: 70%, display: 100% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Google Chromebook Pixel 2015

90% 2015 Chromebook Pixel review: Google's ultimate Chromebook is beautiful, but expensive
Source: PC Advisor English
As we’ve stated in pretty much every Chromebook review, they’re not for everyone. Being tied to the web, and Google’s version of the web in particular, isn’t going to be ideal for some users. The same goes for those that want to edit video, record music, or play AAA games. Those users would be better served by a decent PC, which you could certainly buy for the same money as the new Pixel. But, and it’s a very big but, if you embrace the ideals of Chromebooks, and have the money to spare, the 2015 Pixel is a truly beguiling device that is a genuine pleasure to use. Do we want one? Unquestionably. Will we be buying one?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
80% Google Chromebook Pixel
Source: It Pro English
It’s hard to shake the feeling that Google’s Chromebook Pixel has been sexed up for C-level executives that don’t want to be seen with a functionally equivalent, but far more pedestrian-looking plastic Chromebook such as the good value Asus C200 and Dell’s latest model. Especially as most people won’t need the extra power the Pixel has over other Chromebooks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Chromebook Pixel (2015) review
Source: Expert Reviews English
There’s an awful lot to like about the Chromebook Pixel, with excellent design and long battery life making it a joy to use. Yet while Chrome OS feels slick and responsive, it’s also the Pixel’s greatest weakness. You’ll likely find yourself forced to work within the limitations of what’s available on Chrome OS, and for £799 this is likely too great a sacrifice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Review: Google’s Chromebook Pixel excels both as a machine and as an idea
Source: PC World English
The Chromebook Pixel is clearly not for everyone, any more than any flagship is. It’s expensive. It pumps much more power than most people need. But as a Chromebook, it’s the best you can get. As a flagship, it’s as avant-garde as it should be—and it gives other flagships a run for their overpriced money, too.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
One month with the new Chromebook Pixel: Still impressive for my needs
Source: Zdnet.com English
That being said, if Chrome OS doesn't work for your particular needs, then this same device at half the price is still an understandable "no sale"; there's nothing wrong with that. ZDNet's Matt Miller realized his Surface Pro 3 is a better fit for him, so he returned his Pixel. Chrome OS isn't for everyone, but it meets my needs and the new Pixel often exceeds them.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2015
80% Google Chromebook Pixel (2015) review
Source: Stuff TV English
On these, for £800, the new Pixel cannot be beaten. The new Pixel comes within a hair’s breadth of five stars. It is a superb laptop. But it’s a superb laptop that still only lets you run one browser, and until ChromeOS becomes less Googtastic, developers won’t make nice apps for it and it won’t realise its potential.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
80% Chromebook Pixel (2015) review
Source: Techradar English
The Pixel set a precedent for Chromebooks years ago as the most premium laptop made solely for web browsing. This latest model builds on that legacy, iterating and improving upon it. However, while the Pixel is about as close to perfection as a Chromebook can get, this isn't necessarily a machine for the everyday user.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Chromebook Pixel
Source: Computer Shopper English
All in all, the 2015 Google Chromebook Pixel is a brilliant feat of engineering, a marvelously friendly and fast laptop whose screen, keyboard, and balance of power and portability can stand with anyone's at any price. The only way you can say it's not resoundingly worth $999 is to say that Chrome OS isn't the equal of Windows and OS X.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Review: Google Chromebook Pixel (2015)
Source: Wired Magazine English
But keep your eyes peeled. The Pixel has always been stuck in the future. Google made big bets two years ago about the way we’ll access data, and predicted that we’d all end up living inside our web browsers. With this new Pixel, it bets on a new kind of connector—and reinforces what it already believed. That soon we will be online all the time. Soon our browsers will be all we need.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
68% Google Chromebook Pixel
Source: CNet English
The Chromebook Pixel doesn't fail to impress. But it also doesn't need to exist. Not yet, anyway. The Pixel's world is one in which high-speed, wireless broadband is ubiquitous and cheap. A world where most of us are fully invested in the cloud, subsisting entirely on Web-connected apps and generally unconcerned with local storage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 70% mobility: 70%
Chromebook Pixel (2015) review: A cloud dweller's dream machine
Source: Computerworld.com English
The Pixel is intended to be a luxury laptop for people who rely primarily on Web-based services and are committed to the Chrome OS concept. The pros and cons of that platform are a whole other discussion (see my three-question quiz for a quick overview), but there's no reason you can't prefer that type of environment and also want high-end hardware that's exceptionally nice to use.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/16/2015
81% Chromebook Pixel
Source: Engadget English
Four years after the first Chromebook came out, the idea of a laptop running the Chrome browser as an OS is still a niche proposition. These things aren't for everyone, and might never will be. That said, the idea doesn't seem as silly as it once did. Personally speaking, I wouldn't buy one -- but that's mostly because it won't run Photoshop, and it doesn't play nice with certain peripherals like my running watch.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 81%
Hands on: Meet Google's new Chromebook Pixel
Source: Computerworld.com English
So there you have it -- your first look at Google's new Chromebook Pixel. There's plenty more to discuss, ranging from real-world performance (how does the new system's speed compare to last year's model?) to stamina (can you really get 12 hours with regular use?) and some cool new tricks with the top-lid lightbar (hint: Tapping it now actually does something!).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/11/2015
Google’s Newest Pixel Chromebook: Cool New Hardware, Same High Price
Source: Recode English
The Chromebook family is made up of various models that cost very little, and their low prices make sense for what they offer. But Google’s Pixels buck those stereotypes. While it’s easy to admire the design and high-tech features of this new Pixel, it’s still too expensive for most.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/11/2015

Foreign Reviews

70% Google Chromebook Pixel 2
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Model: The Google Chromebook Pixel 2015 is an elegant take on an already saturated Chrome OS based device market segment. Keeping it simple has always been Google's mantra in both software and hardware department and this Chromebook follows suit. The beautiful straight lines and box look compliments the matte silver finish. On the cover is nothing but the 4 color strip representing the Pixel branding. Edges are ever so slightly rounded and the keyboard consists of dark grey tile keys. The 1.5 kg device has an 12.85 inch display with a less common 3:2 aspect ratio and is able to produce superb images due to its high 239 ppi.

Hardware on the Google Chromebook Pixel 2015 comes in 2 main configurations; either an Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz and 8 GB RAM, or an Intel Core i7 processor clocked at 2.4 GHz and 16 GB RAM. The latter being more a more powerful setup for those who demand extra. On board is an Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU and the device comes with 32 GB or 64 GB flash storage depending on the model. The Google Chromebook Pixel 2015 comes with a new industry standard of USB Type-C charger. Audio quality is impressive and the device comes with a battery life of up to 12 hours supplemented with fast-charging capability.

Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).  Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
5200U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Google:

Since 2012 Google has also distributed tablets and smartphones. These products are frequently tested. While Google is not one of the most important hardware manufacturers, the customer interest is higher than in various East Asian manufacturers.
The products achieve above average ratings in the reviews (as of 2016).


79%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-03-18)