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Google Pixelbook is pretty and powerful for a Chromebook

Google's latest Chromebook laptop is excellently constructed and features an optional stylus that works with Google Assistant.

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A cool convertible

The Google Pixelbook is an excellent Chromebook with one big problem: its price tag.

The smooth and speedy convertible laptop costs a whopping $999, £999 or about AU$1,275.

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Pixel-ish

It has a minimalist design with a glass panel on the back that's reminiscent of Google's Pixel Phones.

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Razor-thin profile

The Pixelbook looks and feels like a premium laptop. It's mostly metal construction is solid and sleek.

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Google Pixelbook Pen

Google made a stylus that exclusively works with the Pixelbook.

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Sold separately

However, it doesn't come with the tablet. It's an extra $99.

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Google Assistant integration

The Pixelbook Pen has a button that launches Google Assistant. You can highlight text or circle an image to conduct a quick and easy Google search.

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Google Play store

The latest version of Chrome OS lets Chromebooks download apps and games from the Google Plat store.

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Silicon pads

There are silicon pads on the keyboard deck that are comfortable when typing.

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Google Assitant button

There's also a button on the keyboard that launches Google Assistant.

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Minimal ports

It has two USB-C ports and a headphones jack.

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Convertible design

You can flip it over to use the keyboard as a stand.

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Bright OLED screen

Thanks to its super bright screen and wide viewing angles, the Pixelbook is great for watching TV and movies.

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