Google Pixelbook 12in (GA00122-US) With Intel Core-i5, 8 GB RAM, and, 128GB SSD

Hardware Specifications of Google Pixelbook 12in Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Chromebook
Processor Intel Core i5-7Y57 Dual-Core
RAM 8 GB DDR4
Storage 128 GB SSD
Graphics Intel HD 615 Graphics (Integrated)
Display 12.3 inches
Operating System Chrome OS
Color White

Features We Like

Long battery life

The Google Pixelbook 12inch battery life is pretty good, with a promised 10 hours of use. This is great for general use, while it can also serve as a backup power source if you plan on installing an external battery pack.

Good display

The Google Pixelbook 12in features a 12-inch display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536. The IPS panel this Chromebook features is 2560 x 1700 in size, and the pixel density measures 233 PPI. The panels used in this Chromebook are similar to those found on other popular devices, meaning that viewing angles aren't particularly good. You can't see what's onscreen while looking from any angle other than head-on.

Well designed keyboard

The Google Pixelbook 12in has a well-designed keyboard, with a backlight and some useful features, such as the auto-adjusting backlight intensity feature. The keyboard is comfortable to type on and feels very good to use.

Solid build quality

The Google Pixelbook 12in is all about a solid feel, which you take home every time you use it. The 360-degree hinge system means that the laptop can be used while flipped, while the magnesium alloy body provides some unique aesthetics to the Chromebook. Overall, it looks great and feels like a high-quality piece of hardware.

Good design

The Google Pixelbook 12in is a beautiful piece of hardware that looks just as great in the real world as it does in photographs. The large bezels around the display are not exactly the most attractive part, but they are necessary for the thin edges of this device. The white color variant looks especially nice, making this Chromebook a stylish choice for anyone looking for a new laptop to match their personal style.

Features We Don't Like

Not great for gaming

The Google Pixelbook 12in does not get the highest score for its graphics performance, which means that playing modern games may not be possible. It gets a 6 for its graphics performance, which is a big disappointment considering that this is a Chromebook and not a standard notebook, so we expect it to perform better than usual.

Large bezels

Bezels are pretty much the worst thing about the Google Pixelbook 12in, as these large empty spaces are an eyesore on an otherwise beautiful device. The bezels are also nothing more than a way for the company to save some money. The Pixelbook has a screen that measures 12inches in size, but the bezels don't end there. The sides of this device also have quite big frames that obscure the display, which is disappointing.

Not great for watching high-resolution movies

The Google Pixelbook 12in is not the best Chromebook for watching movies, as it has a below-average display and mediocre speakers. The score of just 8 for the display, and 6 for the speakers means that the Pixelbook does a poor job at reproducing images, which is still one of the most important aspects of this device.

The Google Pixelbook 12in is a stylish, lightweight 2-in-1 Chromebook with a vibrant display and rock-solid build quality. It's got all the processing power you need for running multiple apps, fast and responsive performance. The Google Pixelbook 12in is also speedy when it comes to waking from sleep/hibernation, thanks to its Instant Resume feature.

Weighing just 2.4 pounds and measuring 10mm thin (0.75-inch), the Google Pixelbook 12in fits easily into your backpack. It's not just visually stunning, though. With its dual front-facing speakers, a high dynamic range display and a backlit keyboard, the Google Pixelbook 12in provides an immersive experience that's perfect for watching movies or listening to music while you're on the go. The Google Pixelbook 12in offers more than enough power to keep up with whatever you throw at it, whether it's editing 4K video or simply streaming Netflix in HD.

The Google Pixelbook 12in also comes with a special edition of the Android-based Chrome OS, which is optimized to provide seamless operation with the built-in Google Assistant. The Assistant has become an indispensable part of daily life for many people, so it's incredibly helpful to have it integrated seamlessly into the new Chromebook. It couldn't be simpler to set up and use: just open the Google Home app on your phone, then follow a few simple steps.

The Google Pixelbook 12in is so incredibly lightweight that you can easily pick it up and carry it from room to room. It's also easy to store when you're not using it. Thanks to the included magnetized case, you can just stick your Chromebook in the compartment provided and it will now be fully protected against bumps, scratches and even water damage.

Looks

The Google Pixelbook 12in is easy on the eyes, thanks to its bright and vivid display. The IPS panel are 2560 x 1700 in size and feature a resolution of 2246 x 1080, while the pixel density measures 193 PPI. The panels used in this Chromebook are similar to those found on other popular devices, meaning that viewing angles aren't particularly good. You can't see what's onscreen while looking from any angle other than head-on.

Display

The Google Pixelbook 12in features a 14-inch display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536. In addition to the display, the Chromebook also has four speakers, one in each corner of its body. The speakers are loud and clear, and very much so for what it's worth for a device of this size. Performance-wise, the speakers are capable of producing a very satisfying audio quality.

Performance

Google Pixelbook 12in is the first Chromebook to feature the 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor. This chip is fast, with a base clock speed of 1.2GHz and a Turbo Boost frequency of up to 3.2GHz when needed. It comes with 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, as well as 128GB of solid-state storage.

Ports

The Google Pixelbook 12in features two Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, allowing it to connect to a variety of devices, such as external displays, graphics tablets, and more. It also has a headphone jack and a single-port USB Type-C charger. It comes with a USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, so you can work with your own headphones if you prefer.

Audio

The Google Pixelbook 12in has four speakers, one in each corner of its body. The speakers are loud and clear, and very much so for what it's worth for a device of this size. Performance-wise, the speakers are capable of producing a very satisfying audio quality. The keyboard is specially designed to optimize acoustics to deliver better sound performance.

Battery

The Google Pixelbook 12in has a battery life of about 10 hours with continuous usage. The Google Pixelbook provides a great battery life and can go for many hours without charging, which is great for people who are constantly on the move.

Storage

The Google Pixelbook 12in has a storage capacity of 128GB which can be further expandable up to 512GB through the use of an SD card or USB drive. The storage capacity is great for storing photos and videos as well as other digital files.

Graphics

The Google Pixelbook 12in features Intel HD Graphics 615, which is a powerful integrated graphics processing unit that is able to play most contemporary games at low settings. The model can play HD video at full resolution, which is adequate for watching movies and videos.

Should I Buy This Laptop?

The Google Pixelbook 12in is one of the best Chromebooks available today. It has a very beautiful design and premium build quality. Its display is good, with vivid colors, great viewing angles, and good brightness. The keyboard is also well designed and comes with some special features, such as the backlight that slowly increases during typing so it's easier to see it in dark environments. Overall, this is a great Chromebook for anyone who wants a light laptop for work or school purposes.