Google Chromebook Pixel vs Microsoft Surface Pro comparison

Chromebook Pixel is Google’s latest laptop with touchscreen and has officially launched. Its specifications are great but the device is overpriced. You might consider buying it or Microsoft Surface Pro.

Here is hardware specs comparison on Chromebook Pixel vs Microsoft Surface Pro Windows 8 tablet.

Device Name Microsoft Surface Pro Google Chromebook Pixel
Price Starting at $899 $1,299 for Wi-Fi only version,the Wi-Fi + LTE version retail at around $1,449.
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 208 ppi 2560 x 1700 239 ppi
Display 10.6 inch ClearType HD 12.85″ display with a 3:2 aspect ratio178° extra-wide viewing angle
Memory RAM 4 GB Dual Channel 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz
CPU processor 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 Intel Core i5-3427U (Dual Core 1.8GHz)
Storage 64GB or 128GB SSD 32GB SSD and the LTE model has 64GBLess storage
Ports Full-size USB 3.0, microSDXC card slot, Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, Cover port 2 x USB 2.0, mini display port, SD/MMC card reader
Cameras Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing with TruColor Integrated 720p HD camera
Weight 907 g (lighter) 1.52 kg
OS Windows 8 Pro Chrome OS (The young operating system is unsuited for premium computers)
Battery Life Last around five hours on a full charge Up to 5 hours of active use
Other Stereo speakers, stylus, touch or type keyboard cover Stereo speakers,Clickable, etched-glass touchpad, Backlit Chrome keyboard.


One thought on “Google Chromebook Pixel vs Microsoft Surface Pro comparison

  1. This is an very biased comparison. You omit to inform that the Pixel is free for people embracing the cloud and having to buy cloud storage. The Pixel comes with 1 TB of Google drive free for 3 years and an integrated QuickOffice suite. 1TB of Google drive cost $1068/year. If you don need this 1 TB, you can share it with other accounts. You have to create folders and transfer their ownership to other accounts.

    You must pay $90/year for MS office suite if you choose Window 8 tablet.

    Regarding local SSD storage for Windows tablet you should say usable 29 GB ( not 64 GB) and 89 GB ( not 128 GB) . Not to mention that every time you install a new application, it will eat up you SSD local stoage. You don have to install applications for the Pixel since they are in the Cloud. All in all, the Pixel need much less local storage. In short term, you will have to add much more local SSD storage for your Windows 8 tablets.

    Regarding applications. Could you tell me what you can do with your Windows tablet that I can´t do with a Chromebook. In fact, what I can´t do is very limited. Web sockets, HTML5 and Native Client applications are the future. For any applications you run locally on your Windows tablet, I can find a equivalent operating on the Cloud. More and more Native Client Applications are coming, Full QuickOffice suite is almost there and other essential applications will be there.

    Regarding the hardware, the MS Window 8 tablet can be compared.

    All in all, people who look further than their noses will find the Pixel very attractive, secure, no maintenance, light OS, very fast and almost free compared to the MS Windows 8 tablet and all the hidden costs.

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