Hey guys, what’s up down here today, I’m very excited. you can do really anything much more with it. It retails for $1,000. And this is the low-end version, there’s a higher-end version with better specs. I think with this one, But yeah, we’re gonna go ahead and open up and take a look at it. The box is pretty plain. It’s very simple. All you have is the Chromebook Pixel logo right here.
And we have, of course, the famous bar with the Google colors. But yeah, let’s take it out of the shrinkwrap here. And check it out. Because I’m pretty excited for this. Considering Apple’s getting into the space of web notebooks with the new MacBook, although you can install more things on the macro pen, you can with this, they primarily serve the same purpose. So you know, this is really a competitor to Apple’s MacBook and vice versa. But yeah, let’s go ahead and remove all this, it’s a very heavy box. By the way, a very big cardboard box in a box.
So there’s two boxes, so this thing was not going to break at all, the box is not going to get damaged. Of course, for $1,000, you should expect that. But yeah, we pull this up like so we get really nice packaging. Everything is of course packaged. And, of course built, were first greeted with this beautiful laptop here, which, by first impressions, it does weigh a good amount. I mean, it almost feels like a solid piece of aluminum. Yeah, let’s go ahead and put that to a side over here. or sign up and then launch the apps.
This if you want to get it set up because it pretty much runs on a Chrome browser, which is interesting, you know, here we have the power. Here we have the Oh, this is an extender. And then this is just the regular charger. We of course have the new USB C type charger, which is you know, very interesting. You can do a lot of things with it. And definitely better than the old chargers. And it’s cool that more and more laptops are going to be using this now. It’s pretty simple, nothing, nothing all too special. What’s important here, though, is the actual computer itself. What’s great is that it’s set to have a 12 hour battery life. So it’s more than the new MacBook that Apple just announced.
It’s a little bit in my opinion, nicer build quality, it just has a cleaner design. We don’t have Apple logo or anything like that. Yeah, let’s go ahead and take it out of this sleeve here to you know, see the actual Chromebook Pixel. But uh, yeah, you know, it’s very similar to an Apple product in the way that it’s packaged, although Google has been doing that for quite some time now . Alright, so here is the Chromebook Pixel itself. Of course, it’s made out of aluminum. It’s faster than the last model has better specs. And I mean, you of course have the new Port over here, we have two USBs, we have a headphone jack. On the left side. On the right side, we have an SD card reader.
And another USB C type it looks like so yeah, it definitely has a lot of ports, enough ports to, you know, get some work done and put some things I know Apple has been getting a lot of slack for having put no ports on the new MacBook.
But yeah, so this is a contender to this. You are thinking the new MacBook, then you definitely should be thinking this new Chromebook, you you’re not really getting anything less, nor anything more. Looking for anything that just browses the internet where you can get work done. If you work online, then these laptops are going to be enough. A lot of people don’t understand that. They say that this is a lot of money for a laptop. But there’s a lot of people that work only online and use only websites to get their work done. And these laptops do that while being very minimal.
Very nice, very cool built qualities. And you know, we have this really nice keyboard here, which feels like a MacBook. I mean, you know, they feel just great. We have a little search button right here. And, you know, Chrome specific buttons right there. But yeah, basically I just opened the computer and it turned on by itself. And I guess it’s doing an update and which is doing it pretty quickly. And yeah, I mean the display is beautiful. Well, I mean, it looks, you know, just like high density display right now up in the market, and goes pretty bright too, which is nice art sorry.
Now it’s rebooting, because it just installed the update. Just in Case, you want to know, some specs, it has an Intel Core i five, eight gigabytes of RAM, a 32 gigabyte SSD. And you can get an Intel Core i seven. That’s the higher end model, which has 64 gigabyte SSD. And yeah, this was free shipping, it was around $1,050, I believe, with the tax. Here I’m going to go sign in to my Gmail account. So yeah, you still get the same display that we had in the last Chromebook Pixel, which I’m not, I have not gotten chance to use it for too long to really tell you if it’s bad or good. But I’ve really always been a fan of the traditional, you know, not squared displays, just because I like to watch videos and things like that.
And one of the things that a lot of people had problems with in the last Chromebook Pixel was watching YouTube videos or just movies in general. So I’m going to go ahead and open up YouTube here. And everything should load pretty quickly. There shouldn’t be problems with the loading here. I’m going to go ahead and put one of my latest videos because yeah, just check that out. Why not? Let’s go ahead and skip through to see how quickly that skips through. And let’s put that into ADP and then we’re going to fullscreen it. Everything seems really fast, though. And everything seems to be working just fine. iPhone six. doesn’t seem to be stuttering issues. Let’s look for a 4k video.
Nature. Let’s see that. Let’s see what happens here. Okay, let’s go ahead and put it in 4k. And I think this is really important. Because if this will play Fine, then, you know, we shouldn’t have problems with other things. Let me go ahead and skip for 17 minutes into the video here to skip. And it’s buffering. Hopefully it does play it. And I mean, yeah, so I was saying, this is really good alternative, or, you know, to Apple’s new MacBook, if you’re thinking Apple’s new MacBook, then you should really be thinking this one right here. And that’s mainly because they’re the same thing. You of course, can install other things, maybe some games on the mac book that you can install here, I believe you can install Linux on this, I’m not going to get into that because I wouldn’t want to install Linux on this.
But you kind of you want to do a little bit more things with it. But primarily a web browser. Because a lot of people do just want to browse the web in a nice fashion in something that’s not going to lag. And we’re having trouble opening 18 tabs on Chrome. But I yeah, the video is playing just fine here. There is no stuttering. Of course, this is just still nature. But everything looks good. And it’s of course 4k. So and I noticed the scrolling has reversed, kind of like on the how Apple does it. You scroll up and it goes on vice versa.
And yeah, I mean, everything just seems to work it should, if you open your Chrome browser on laptop, it’s basically the same experience. But you do get a few more things here, I mean, the dock and everything looks kind of cool. It’s all very minimal and simple. You can of course, change the the wallpapers if you used Chrome OS before, and the cheaper laptops, it’s basically the same thing. Everything just looks great, works great. You shouldn’t have problem with it. I believe that you’re probably going to get the 10 or 12 hours, Google says has a better battery life than the new MacBook I mentioned.
So definitely worth thinking an actual thing to get work done. And of course, you do have the touchscreen which if you want to do that you can I don’t know how many cases the touchscreen does come in handy. You know, you’re just gonna get the screen really dirty by doing so. And yeah, that’s mainly it here. I mean, let’s go to speed tests run a speed test on this to see how much speed we’re getting here if it’s faster than my iMac. But yeah, one thing I want to mention is that of course this is not going to be your main computer. This is great for someone like me who has something like an iMac at home, which you can edit on and do really powerful things on.
But this is not great for someone who needs something to get different types of work done. So if you need Photoshop if you need After Effects, if you need all those things. This is not going to work at all, like just run away from these laptops, even the new MacBook. But if you have already a desktop computer or powerful machine at home and you just need a second There’s a computer for work on the go at school, it may be, then it’s where these laptops come in. That make a lot of sense. And this is getting pretty much the same thing that I get with my other laptop, although this is pretty much where it stops.
But uh, yeah, that is that guys, there’s not much to it. everything runs smoothly you expect. Of course, I’m going to be testing this out and I’ll probably do a full review on this. And, yeah, keyboard feels nice. The trackpad Of course, everything is great. It’s the quality, you would expect the hinges nice, you don’t have to hold the laptop down. To open it. Of course, it’s going to slide right here on this table, but it opens very nicely. And you of course, got the light bar here that lights up when you know you do sort of things you can double tap here and it’ll give you the battery status, which is you know, very cool and futuristic. What I like most about this is you got no logo, so it’s very simple laptop.
And for minimalist out there, But yeah, guys, that’s it for this video. If you have questions on this laptop, feel free and leave a comment down below and I’ll get back to you soon I can. Other than that, that’s it for this article and I will catch you guys in the next one. Goodbye.