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Google Chromebook Pixel

Google Chromebook Pixel

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79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Google's Pixel is far and away the nicest Chromebook on the market and rivals the best for build quality, but it's far too expensive for a machine with such limited functionality.

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Pros
  • Beautiful, high-res display
  • Incredible build quality
  • Great keyboard and trackpad
Cons
  • Limited OS functionality
  • Poor battery life
  • High cost

Reviews

74
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 16

89
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 12
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Screen size
12.8522
Screen resolution
Other
Bundled OS
Linux
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
1.819
System RAM
41
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
DisplayPort
Maximum battery life
Up to 520
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
CPU family
Processor speed
System RAM
Pointing device
Video outputs
Maximum battery life
Midsize
12.8522
Other
Linux
Core i5
1.819
41
Trackpad
DisplayPort
Up to 520

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79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

79
 

User Reviews

80
rkarolak
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
geezer33
Great machine for my purposes which is all online looking at graphs and cruising...read more
100
njashanmal
Among the most polemical devices released in recent memory.I debated whether...read more
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