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Google Pixelbook computer

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A 12.3-inch Chromebook tested with Chrome OS 62.0, an Intel Core i5-7Y57 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of memory, Intel HD 615 Kaby Lake graphics, a touchscreen, and a 128GB solid-state drive.

About

The Google Pixelbook is a 12.3-inch Chromebook with an LCD resolution of 2400 x 1600. It has 8GB of memory and a 128GB solid-state drive. It has an Intel Core i5-7Y57 1.2GHz processor and Intel HD 615 Kaby Lake video adapter but no dedicated video memory. It comes with Chrome OS 62.0 pre-installed.

The Google Pixelbook has a touch screen, a multitouch touchpad, and 2 USB ports. You can use an 802.11n router, the most common high-speed standard or 802.11ac, with the latest, faster standard. It is compatible with Google Play for downloading Android apps and games, and it has a gyroscope and accelerometer that can enhance interaction.

The Google Pixelbook measures 1.4 inches wide by 0.5 inches high by 8.7 inches deep and it weighs 2.5lbs. It's backed by a 12 month warranty, with 12 months of tech support.

Connections

WiFi WiFi The type of built-in 802.11 wireless networking supported. Chromebooks with 802.11n also support 802.11g routers. Some models with 802.11n also support the 5GHz "high band," a standard suitable for apartments and other crowded areas. 802.11ac is the newest, fastest type.
Yes
Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Support for 1000 Mb/s networking.
No
Number of USB ports Number of USB ports Number of USB ports for printers, flash drives, or other peripherals.
2
HDMI output HDMI output HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a form of digital audio/video connection found on TVs, monitors, Blu-ray players, DVD players, receivers, cameras and digital TV tuners. HDMI has become the preferred connection method instead of component, etc., as it carries audio and video signals on the same cable. HDMI supports a range of standard- and high-definition video formats, although it can vary for each product. HDMI supports up to eight channels of uncompressed, 24-bit/192kHz audio. HDMI version 1.3, doubled the bandwidth of its predecessor (HDMI 1.2), and added support for 30-, 36- and 48-bit color depth and a new "xvYCC" color standard, as well as the new Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master lossless audio formats (See "Dolby True HD" and "DTS-HD Master Audio") used in Blu-ray discs. HDMI version 1.4 added full support for 3D television, an audio return path, and ethernet network connection. Some Blu-ray discs, in order to be viewed in high-definition, will require that the Blu-ray player and the HDTV/display be connected using an HDMI cable as a copy-protection measure. HDMI allows content providers to limit the quality of the component video outputs, and your ability to record the content.
No

Features

Memory-card reader Memory-card reader At least one flash memory-card slot (CF, SD, XD, MS, etc.)
No
Built-in webcam Built-in webcam A built-in webcam for videoconferencing.
Yes
Multitouch touchpad Multitouch touchpad The touchpad supports use of multiple-finger gestures to zoom and scroll.
Yes

Specs

Processor Processor Also known as the CPU (Central Processing Unit), the processor is responsible for running commands and handling data. Processors come in different speeds and may have two or more cores (ex. dual-core), which let you more quickly process multiple complex tasks.
Core i5-7Y57
Memory (GB) Memory Also known as RAM, memory is a temporary storage area for data. Its size is an important factor for performance.
8
Storage (GB) Storage The amount of storage, a permanent area for the operating system, programs and data such as documents, music, and media files. Storage can be a hard drive, an SSD (solid state drive), or hybrid drive.
128
LCD resolution LCD resolution The number of picture elements ("pixels") across the horizontal and vertical dimension of the screen. The higher the resolution within a given size screen, the finer the detail that can be displayed.
2400 x 1600
Video adapter Video adapter Also known as the video card, the video adapter processes all the data that you see on your screen. They come in different speeds and may be integrated (most common, but is slower and uses up memory) or discrete (which is faster and has its own dedicated memory).
Intel HD Graphics 615 Kaby Lake
Width (in.) Width The width of the computer while closed.
1.4
Height (in.) Height The height of the computer while closed.
0.5
Depth (in.) Depth The depth of the computer while clsoed.
8.7
Operating system (as tested) Operating system (as tested) The operating system that was installed on the computer at the time it was tested. The operating system is the software that controls the basic operation of the computer.
Chrome OS 62.0.3202.97
Warranty length (mos.) Warranty length The length in months of the manufacturer's standard warranty.
12
Tech support length (mos.) Tech support length The length in months of the manufacturer's technical support by telephone.
12
Energy Star Energy Star Qualified by the U.S. government's Energy Star program for low power consumption.
Yes
EPEAT level EPEAT level EPEAT (Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool) certification, based on environmental attributes such as the types of materials used and power consumption. There are three levels (in increasing order of environmental performance): bronze, silver, and gold. Products without an EPEAT level either do not meet EPEAT's minimum requirements or have not yet been tested by EPEAT.
N/A

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