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Surface Laptop vs Google Chromebook Pixel: Specs, Performance, And Price Comparison

By Donna Bellevue , May 06, 2017 04:30 AM EDT
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Microsoft has unveiled the latest addition to its Surface lineup as an answer to Google's Chromebook Pixel in the form of the all-new Surface Laptop. The latest laptop is Microsoft's answer to Google's cheap laptop aimed primarily to a new user base --- students. Take a look at the specs, power, and price comparison of these two tight competitors.

Let's first discover the new Surface Laptop, which is a hybrid of the Surface Pro tablet and the Surface Book laptop, but without all the detaching. It's a 2.76-pound device with decent features like a 13.5-inch with a 1080p screen resolution. The keyboard is covered in fabric, can run for 14.5 hours, and it comes in four surprisingly rad colors such as cobalt blue, platinum, burgundy, and graphite gold.

According to the Wired, the biggest point of comparison between Surface Laptop vs Chromebook Pixel has to be the software. The new Windows 10S platform to be launched this May will be on each of Microsoft Surface laptop which will start shipping on June 15. The student-friendly device will run on a Core i5 processor, with 128 gigs of solid-state storage, and four gigs of RAM.

It will also work with the Surface Pen, the Surface Dial, and all your standard peripherals from Windows at a high-end price of $999 or £775. On the other hand, according to the Trusted Reviews, Chromebook Pixel boasts a 2560 x 1700 pixel resolution on its 12.85-inch touch screen. It also only lasts for 12 hours on a single charge, with a "standard" model packing a maximum of 64GB capacity.

What you also need to know about Surface Laptop vs Chromebook Pixel is that Pixel is now a couple of years out-of-date. The most recent refresh of the model came in 2015 with a price of $1299, but with a slightly lower price nowadays. Overall, Microsoft's Surface laptop seems to be worth every penny when it comes to specs, power, design, and price.

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