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After 6 years, I am still utilizing the Google Pixelbook.


Google Pixel family

Credit: Rita El Khoury / Android Authority

I did not plan on purchasing a Google Pixelbook back in 2017. I was satisfied enough with my slow Toshiba Chromebook 2, and spending $999 on a fancy Chrome browser seemed like a waste to me, despite the attractive hardware. However, an amazing deal convinced me otherwise, and I ended up receiving Google’s excellent first-party Chromebook after having it delivered all the way from the US to Lebanon.

Initially, not many were aware of the Chromebook’s existence. As an online writer who utilized Chrome and WordPress for 95% of my workday, the Chromebook seemed like the most affordable option. However, the Pixelbook was an expensive version of a Chromebook, boasting 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, two USB-C ports, an Intel Core i5 processor, and a 3:2 high-resolution display. It may have been excessive for its purpose and for the capabilities of Chrome OS, but it was ideal for those seeking a long-term investment.