Internally, the $499 Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 and base Google Pixel Slate at $599 are generally the same so performance should be comparable. You’ll have to decide if you want to pay a premium for a true tablet.
How does the Pixelbook stay cool without a fan?
A reader wants to know how the Pixelbooks stay cool, even with a Core i7 model. The answer has everything to do with choosing a chipset that balances performance and power consumption.
Why is the Android version of Microsoft Excel not compatible with Chromebooks? (Updated)
The Android version of Excel can’t be installed on a range of Chromebook models, including my Pixelbook. This situation has been going on for nine months, which is nearly nine months too long.
Reader question: Does the Pixelbook use eMMC or SSD storage? (Answer: It depends)
Although Google lists the storage type as SSD for all three Pixelbook models, only one has a true SSD. However, the speed of your network connection is likely more important than local data transfer rates.
So you have Project Crostini on your Chromebook: What are good Linux apps to install?
Now that Project Crostini is quickly spreading to many Chromebooks: What Linux apps should you install? It depends on what you want to do, of course, so here are two resources that provide Linux “equivalents” of Windows apps.
Reader question: “Is the Chromebase form factor on the verge of extinction?”
A new generation of Chromeboxes has recently breathed new life into the Chrome OS mini desktop form factor but a similar upgrading has not taken place for the all-in-one Chromebase form factor. Here’s why.
Why don’t Chromebooks have Thunderbolt 3 support?
A reader wants to know why there are no Thunderbolt 3 outputs on Chrome OS devices? It may have to do with Linux as well as ARM-powered Chrome OS devices and use cases of Chromebook users.
Should you buy a Pixelbook or wait for the HP Chromebook X2?
In the market for a Chromebook but not sure to get the Pixelbook or wait for the HP Chromebook X2 or another detachable? The answer may depend on how much value you place on a true tablet.