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Our three kids are all about to be in high school. The eldest will be a senior and the two youngest, freshmen. All of their textbooks are online and most of their assignments must be turned in online too. So gone are the days of taking paper notebooks and pens and pencils to the classroom. Nothing better for them to carry back and forth than the thinnest possible laptop, and that is Pixelbook — the new high performance Chromebook — and Pixelbook Pen1 — the smart, responsive stylus. Pixelbook is extremely versatile powered by Chrome OS.
Powered by Google
Pixelbook is the first laptop with the Google Assistant built in. It’s easily accessible via the dedicated Google Assistant key on the keyboard, or by using the “Ok Google” wake word my kids are already familiar with. It can be accessed with Pixelbook Pen (sold separately): simply press and hold the button, then tap the pen on Pixelbook’s screen to get help from the Assistant.
At just 10.3mm, we love that Pixelbook is Google’s thinnest laptop ever, with a lightweight aluminum construction that enhances portability. This makes it easy for kids to carry to and from school in their backpack. The 360° touch-screen makes it really versatile. Anyone can sketch or edit photos, stay productive with GSuite apps that Drive automatically backs up to the device, and enjoy on-or-offline access to movies and TV shows with apps like Google Play Movies and YouTube Red.
Complete peace of mind
With Chrome OS, the latest security and features are always in place, with software that automatically updates in the background. Pixelbook starts up in under ten seconds, stays fast, and has a fast-charging, all-day battery that provides up to ten hours of go from a single charge.
Apps for work and play
The Pixelbook comes filled with apps including Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail, Photos and more. But more can be downloaded from YouTube Red and Google Play Movies to enjoy even without Wi-Fi.
Keep in mind that until April 7, 2018, the Google Pixelbook is $100 off at Best Buy!