We’ll admit it: Work sucks sometimes. There are days when it’s the definition of tedious, days when you physically can’t keep your eyes open, and days when you would rather be doing anything else than be at work. We get it. Mondays are hard. (And so are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays…)
It’d be nice to have a device that makes you want to get shit done, right? Meet the Google Pixelbook: A premium 4-in-1 Chromebook with Google Assistant voice commands. Mashable’s tech team claims that it’s the first laptop in a long time that’s this fun to use — and it’s on sale for $749 today.
This really could be the laptop that swings Apple users to, well, anything other than Apple. The Google Pixelbook is Google’s third attempt at building a Chromebook than can actually compete with competition — and they finally did it. It’s thin, features a 12.3-inch screen with 2,400 x 1,600 high res display (comparable to the MacBook pro), weighs next to nothing, and is straight up good looking. It’s also the first Chromebook with Google Assistant voice commands built in.
Those specs are enough on their own, but there’s more: It’s also a tablet. Similar to the how an iPad works when you use a keyboard case on it, the newest Pixelbook has a hinge that allows the screen to flip a full 360-degrees into tablet mode. (Which also affords tent and standalone viewing, technically making it a 4-in-1 device.)
“I know I’ve just been gushing about the Pixelbook’s design, but the laptop’s also an absolute joy to use in all modes. Seriously, I can’t remember the last time any laptop was actually fun to use and brought me so much delight. I immediately fell madly in love with the keyboard and trackpad. I’m calling it now: They’re better than a MacBook’s and might be the best I’ve ever used on a laptop.
It’s the best Chromebook ever made, and it’s also the most fun computer I’ve used in ages. Google’s figured out how to perfectly blend keyboard, trackpad, and touch so that they work harmoniously. And Android apps make up for Chrome OS’s lack of “real” apps.”
Chrome OS battery life isn’t awesome (4-5 hours if you’re using it constantly), but how much more can you really expect when you can’t help but use it 24/7? (Plus, we all know how fast Apple batteries go south, so.)
Regularly $999, you can save $250 today and get your hands on the Pixelbook for just $749. It’s already worth the 1,000 bucks without a discount, so getting it for that much cheaper is a dream.