Chromebook Pixel 2 LS: A Year After But Still Not Lose Its Pixel: Standing among saturated PC OS is very difficult as most market is only rule by two OS like OS X from Apple and Windows from Microsoft. So Google approach to new OS is much like new effort as Chrome OS is not new OS to us it was launch on 2011 earlier than that it available as Chromium OS. ChromeOS able to get many major OEM’s like Dell, Acer, Asus and many other. But approach of Google toward Chrome OS called as Chromebook Pixel is best among all.
Chromebook Pixel 2 is best premium Chromebook still available with all the premium specs and design it really takes your heart away. Chromebook Pixel 2 is the successor of earlier Chromebook Pixel with many of new enhancement and much more premium quality. While we this device for more than one year for daily basis and this device won’t let us down any issue like performance and usability. As Pixel 2 is much pricey variant as compared to other Chromebook available in market from other OEM. While device really worth each penny while it is costly one. In our year experience we came across many new thing about Chromebook and secrets which we will talk later in review so sit back and relax and enjoy it.
|Chromebook Pixel 2|
|11.7" x 8.8" x 0.6" (WxDxH)
3.3lbs with Battery
2,560 × 1,700 (239 ppi) (Optional)
LED backlit With Gorilla Glass 3
|Powered By||Processor |
|Intel® Core™ i5 & i7 (Broadwell) Processor (Optional)
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500
DDR3L 1866MHz SDRAM, up to 16 GB SDRAM(8GB, 16GB Optional)
32GB SATA3 SSD, 64GB SATA3 SSD (Optional)
Li-Polymer Battery(All Day Backup)
|Audio||Stero Speaker||Built-in Stereo Speakers And Digital Microphone|
|Camera||Webcam||HD Web Camera|
|2 x USB 3.0 port(s)
2 x USB-C Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps)
1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
Integrated 802.11 AC
Bluetooth 4.0 BR/EDR/LE Smart Ready
|Price||$||~$999 (Core i5 Model)
$1599 (Core i7 Model)
Design of this Chromebook some times remind about Macbook Pro with approx same design patter and symmetry. While Chromebook has many better feature than its rival apart from feature. Talking about Pixel 2 has nice overhaul model of Pixel with same metal design and elegant and sleek design. Metal use in this device is very rough and tough as using device i never fell this device is fragile as it always look tough. I never experience any suff or scratching metal even using device carelessly but I never throw the device from high as it obviously broke my device. But holding this device and carry it very easy while working on lap also not fell too heavy.
On the side device has a Type-C port which great addition to future technology and also have a SD card slot for extra space. While on the other side device has one more Type-C port with 2xUSB 3.0 Port and 3.5mm headphone Jack. On the top of the chassis you’ll find that double tap lights up multicolour strip and shows battery while as you start-up device they also light up.
As dimension of device has 11.7″ x 8.8″ x 0.6″ (WxDxH) and Weigh around 3.3 lbs. While Notebook not the thinnest or nor even the lightest one but you never feel anything while carrying along with you. The Pixel 2 has overall the same design as the first one, with a 0.6-inch thick chassis that weighs 3.3 pounds as device is not thin or light but not looking like brick as earlier model.
Chromebook Pixel 2 LS: A Year After But Still Not Lose Its Pixel:
While lighting up the device the first things catches your mind the awesome and seamless display with ultra bright display which is really nice to work on. As device has 12.9-inch screen as like earlier model but with some new technology inside. While using device on daily basis you realise how this screen is beautiful and nice with lots of bright and deeper colors variations.
While watching content like movies or youtube video looks perfect while watching 2K or 4K content also looks nice. Detailing in this device is major purpose of making it and it really works. Display some time appears better than Macbook Pro’s Retinal Display.
While spec of display is 12.9-inch display having 2560×1700 resolution with ppl approx 239 which never let you to miss a details. as this display dell you see things more realistic than ever. The most bad about this display is aspect ratio of the device which is 3:2 which hurts multitasking some time.
While we are using Chromebook Pixel LS 2 where LS stands for Ludicrous Speed. As this is really true for this version of Chromebook as device is powered by Intel’s Core i7 Dual Core 2.4GHZ Processor clubbed with 16GB of RAM and 64GB SSD Storage as you can expand with external microSD card. While this device i never fell any lag or slow down in my entire experience either doing multitasking, doing some web work or watching content this notebook work as perfect as like from first day i used it.
While Pixel 2 is available in two model one with Core i5 processor and other with Core i7 Processor with RAM option of 8GB or 16GB. While storage of these devices are too low but still has 32GB and 64GB option. While you never fell any issue about usage this device as it work nice whatever has inside.
For connectivity, device includes Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth for Wireless connectivity. Webcam of this device is the 720p camera which is not so nice for daily usage as video call experience is not so nice but much.
Ports of this device have 2x USB Type-C port, 2x USB 3.0 Port and 3.5mm headphone jack.
As from name Chromebook runs on Chrome OS which is initiative taken by Google as it is web-based OS. But Chrome OS is nice make over as compared to other OS as the very first experience you fell that device has something to offer. As new Chrome OS update able to run Android Apps on Chromebook which really enhances it Power of utility.
Having touch display also benefit this device as easily chose between use by trackpad or touch screen as both are good options for the device.
Audio and Heating
Audio experience this device feel like muffle as speakers are built inside the keyboard so sounds are feel squeaky some times. But overall it good. Chromebook uses heating dissipation is so nice using to for too long not feel it ever. Working on Lap is not problem as you only feel little heat.
Keyboard & Trackpad
Keyboard of this device is best in class as it best for long typing articles, essay, stories and much more. As Keyboard is backlit which is nice so working in dark wont cause any problem. Keyboard keys are preciously placed so you can type with ease and also well.
Trackpad of this device gives sometimes Mac experience side of the trackpad is nicely placed LED which shows chrome light which is nice additions.
After using Macbook this is the second device which i experience has competitive battery like it with 12 hour of usage as said by Google but i probably get about 9-11 hour which nice for all day work.
Charging of the device really gives new experience as it supports fast charing to you can easily charge full device within 2-3 hours and get goings. As charger has Type-C ports so you can plug on both sides of the device and charge it.
“This Notebook is no doubt as best Chromebook ever with elegant, seamless, snappier and phenomenal architecture all lies inside as Metal box.”
Chromebook Pixel 2 is still best Chromebook you found in market with elegant performance over year and not even lose it pixel which is so nice to have in this type of the device. As compared with other rivals like Macbook Air or Macbook it gives tough competition in hardware and display but still lose in Interface. Google has put more emphasis on this OS so that they can achieve success in the field of Computing.
Taking about prices Chromebook it is most expensive Chromebook you have as Core i5 model cost about $999 while more Core i7 cost about more $600 by due to which this device won’t able to make dent in market. But over a year experince of this device is not a bit loose and hope for more. Until next review i would like to take your leave while you can stay with us on Google+ or FaceBook.