The Pixelbook is a beautiful, powerful 2-in-1, with specs that stand up against any Windows ultraportable and a body barely larger than an iPad Pro. Reviewers claim that $999 is a lot of money for a ChromeOS device, but the Pixelbook is worth the price.
Although Chrome OS is competent at handling web-based workloads, by design it's light on features compared to a full desktop operating system, which is presumably where many of its users are coming from. Fortunately, if you're on Google's operating system and wish it was a little more flexible, it's possible to install a fully functional copy of Linux on many Chrome devices.
The idea of getting work done from a Chromebook seemed unlikely when my editor first asked me about reviewing one. Much to my surprise, a browser-based operating system isn't as boxed in as I thought it would be, while $200 worth of hardware isn't as underwhelming as I expected for everyday performance.
Half Chromebook, half Android tablet, Samsung's latest Chromebook is a convertible laptop that includes stylus support for the first time on the platform. Featuring an updated version of the Chrome OS, this new Chromebook Pro runs millions of Android apps, just like any Android phone or tablet. See what reviewers are saying.