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How the Pixelbook Go compares to other Chromebooks

How the Pixelbook Go compares to other Chromebooks


Google’s lower-cost Chromebook is going up against Asus, Dell, Samsung, and others

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After two years without releasing a new laptop, Google has finally announced the Pixelbook Go, a 13.3-inch Chromebook that starts at $649. Based on my colleague Dieter Bohn’s hands-on, it seems pretty good, and it’s a lot cheaper than the $999 Pixelbook.

So now that there’s a midrange Pixelbook, it could be much harder to pick which one of the many Chromebooks should be your next laptop.

If you’re looking for recommendations, Dieter’s got you covered. His top pick as of August 2019 was the Asus Chromebook Flip C434. Obviously, the newly announced Pixelbook Go was not part of his comparison, and we’ll have to wait until The Verge’s full review is out to see just how well the Pixelbook Go stacks up against its competitors. But until our review is out, we can offer a spec-to-spec comparison between Google’s Pixelbooks and some of the most popular Chromebooks from Asus, Dell, Samsung, Acer, and Lenovo:

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Pixelbook Go compared to other Chromebooks

SpecificationGoogle Pixelbook GoGoogle PixelbookAsus Chromebook Flip C434TAAsus Chromebook Flip C302CADell Inspiron 14 Chromebook 2-in-1Samsung Chromebook Plus V2Acer Chromebook Spin 13Acer Chromebook 11 C771TLenovo Chromebook C330
Display Size13.3 inches, 16:912.3 inches, 3:214 inches, 16:912.5 inches, 16.914 inches12.2 inches13.5 inches, 3.211.6 inches, 16:911.6 inches, 16:9
ResolutionFull HD 1920 x 1080, 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160Quad HD 2400 x 1600Full HD 1920 x 1080Full HD 1920 x 1080Full HD 1920 x 10801920 x 1200Quad HD 2256 x 15041366 x 7681366 x 768
Processor8th Gen Intel Core m3, i5, i77th Gen Intel Core i5, i7 8th Gen Intel core m3, i5, i7Intel Core M 6Y30, 6Y75; Pentium 4405Y8th Gen Intel Core i3Intel Celeron 3965Y8th Gen Intel Core i3, i5, i7 processorsIntel Atom, Celeron, and 6th Gen i3 and i5MediaTek MTK 8173C
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB64GB32GB, 64GB, 128GB128GB32 GB64GB, 128GB16GB, 32GB, 64GB32GB, 64GB
Front Camera1080p720p720p720pFull HD720p720p720p720p
Quoted Battery LifeUp to 12 hoursUp to 10 hoursUp to 10 hoursUp to 10 hoursUp to 10 hours10 hours10 hoursUp to 13 hoursUp to 10 hours
Starting Price$649 on Google's website$999 on Google's website$569.99 on Asus' website$499 on Asus' website$479.99 on Dell's website$499 on Samsung's website$679 on Acer's website$349.99 on Acer's website$229.99 on Lenovo's website
Ports2 USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack2 USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack2 USB-C, 1 USB 3.1, 1 microSD slot, 3.5mm headphone jack2 USB-C, 1 microSD slot, 3.5mm headphone jack2 USB-C, 1 microSD slot, 1 USB 3.1, 3.5mm headphone jack2 USB-C, 1 microSD, 1 USB 3.0, 3.5mm headphone jack2 USB-C, 1 USB 3.1, 1 microSD, 3.5mm headphone jack1 USB-C, 2 USB 3.0, 1 microSD, 1 HDMI, 1 3.5mm headphone jack1 USB-C, 1 USB 3.0, HDMI, SD card reader, 3.5mm headphone jack
Weight2.3 pounds (FHD)2.4 pounds3.19 pounds2.6 pounds3.99 pounds2.98 pounds3.31 pounds2.98 pounds2.64 pounds
Dimensions (W / D / H)12.2 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches11.4 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches12.64 x 7.95 x .62 inches11.97 x 8.28 x 0.54 inches12.95 x 9.1 x .66 inches11.35 x 9.20 x .67 inches12.19 x 9.68 x .67 inches11.7 x 8.2 x .82 inches11.4 x 8.48 x 0.77 inches
Stylus support?NoYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNo

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