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Google Pixelbook is premium power in a divine ChromebookGoogle's latest Chromebook is fast, beautiful and expensive.
[MUSIC] The Pixelbook is Google's latest chromebook. The convertible laptop can prop up as a tent, revolvering to a stand or transform into a tablet. It's impeccably designed, with a smooth glass panel on the back and minimal branding. It's very thin at a little over 10 millimeters thick and light weight. weighing just under two and half pounds. It has two USB ports, a headphone jack, power button and volume rocket. The silicon pad on the keyboard deck are nice They feel pleasant, and the keyboard itself is quite and comfortable to type on. The pixel book has a dedicated google assistant button on it's back led keyboard. It quickly launches the assistant window and can analyze what's currently on your screen, and offer popular search results. Google made a stylish that works specifically with the pixel book The Pixel Book Pen doesn't require charging or pairing. It's sold separately and costs $99. It's more than just a stylus for writing and drawing, though. The Pixel Book Pen works like a magic wand that only works for Google Search When using the Stylus you can press its little button and highlight text or circle an image then get a search result shortly after. It worked well for image searched but text needed to be very specific in order for the search to offer more than a dictionary definition. There is no place to store the Stylus on the laptop, so best of luck not losing it. Pricing for the Google Pixelbook starts at $999. That's really expensive for a Chromebook. But Google justifies it's price with the laptop's luxe design and high-end internal components. But still, for the cost of one Pixelbook you could buy two Samsung Chromebook Pro laptops, or an iPhone 10 And even though Chrome OS now has access to the Google Play Store, meaning Chromebooks can download millions of apps and games, there's still a lack of support for Android apps on devices with large screens. It's hard to justify spending so much on a Chrome OS laptop. The picture book is beautiful and fast, but it's just too expensive to recommend. [BLANK_AUDIO]