Summary: "YOU NEED TO EXPERIENCE CHROME OS FOR YOURSELF" The Pixel Chromebook is a halo product, a showcase product. Google did not plan on generating revenues with the Pixel. For a first stab at designing high-end laptop hardware, it is a solid product.
Excerpt: There are some products that come out that make you just wonder why they exist. Google released the Chromebook as a low cost PC that Google says is “For Everyone!” With Chromebooks starting as low as 199.99, it’s not hard to think twice about picking one up, if not just to satisfy your curiosity.
Chromebook Pixel – beautiful, powerful, crippled and overpriced
23 June 2013
Conclusion: The Wifi only Chromebook Pixel has already been released and it retails for a whopping $1299 – that’s probably more than you’d want to spend on what is essentially an experimental machine, unless you’re sure you can install a real OS on it.
Conclusion: 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.
Conclusion: Unfortunately for Google the Chromebook Pixel is grounded by the OS, but make no mistake they've crafted one beautiful computer. We've always had a hard time recommending or giving a thumbs up overall to a Chromebook of any type, except for someone that absolutely needs a minimal computer...
Chromebook Pixel Lightning Review: The Best $1300+ You Can Spend On A Web Browser
25 March 2013
Excerpt: Yeah, we know – it doesn't run Android, and really, it has nothing to do with Android. But it is a Google product, so by default it's at least tangentially related - call it Android's cousin. It's also Google's statement that ChromeOS is important, that it's not just some side project.
Review: Chromebook Pixel is too expensive (and too good) for Chrome OS
7 March 2013
Conclusion: Back when the Chromebook Pixel rumors first surfaced, we asked whether the idea made sense. This remains the most salient question about the laptop now that it’s actually in our hands. The answer is... complicated.
Pros: Top-shelf hardware and build quality, Striking and minimalist design, Excellent high-density touchscreen with great color, contrast, brightness, and viewing angles, The keyboard and trackpad are a pleasure to use, Fast internals
Cons: Runs a bit hot, No USB 3.0 ports, As of this writing, the touchscreen, the trackpad, and the CPU are all under-utilized by Chrome OS, The Internet is still catching up to high-density displays, The hardware is worth $1,299, but Chrome OS isn't. That much money will buy a high-quality PC or Mac wi...
Google Chromebook Pixel review: Chrome OS gets a premium touch
27 February 2013
Summary: If you’ve never used a Chrome OS laptop before, the Pixel is not the model you should start with. It’s the best Chrome OS device released to date. It’s the fastest, features the best build quality, has a better display than you’re likely to find on virtually
laptop, and has great speakers an an...
Summary: Despite having a touch screen, the Chrome OS interface isn't optimized for touch, and there aren't nearly as many compelling apps for Chrome as there is for Android. (We're still waiting for these platforms to merge.) Multitasking can also be a chore once you have a lot of browser tabs open.
Summary: Despite impressive hardware specs and solid industrial design, the Chromebook Pixel’s high price and cloud OS limitations make it impossible to recommend for the vast majority of users.
Pros: The slick-looking, Intel-powered Google Chromebook Pixel combines the touch screen support of Windows 8 with the MacBook Pro's high-res Retina display. It also includes three years of free 1TB cloud storage, and has a 4G LTE option.
Cons: Pricing starts at a lofty $1,299; Web-based Chrome OS requires you to be online to do most tasks; Web apps can't yet compare to most Windows or Mac software, especially for media-centric activities like video.