The people who have been using google pixel book since very long are not regretting from replacing this pixel book with MacBook pro because it was so fantastic. Pixel book was so easy, and it was perfect for my workload if we say about the pixel book I would prefer 20/20 till date, just because it has become my favourite laptop till now. The praise is good but not that much just because Google has hit the home run with the Pixelbook, but there are definitely few things I would like to see in the next gen of Pixelbook.
Google can do to make its next Chromebook flagship even better by seeing a Pixelbook 2 with the Pixel 3 this October or have to wait until 2019 for a successor.
So let put those bezels on some diet. As you all know the 3:2 aspect ratio is excellent for productivity, the Quad HD panel is sharp and crisp, and the 400 nits of brightness means you can always see exactly what you’re doing, and because of this, it is evident that Pixelbook has a downright gorgeous display. Whenever I look at those giant black bars surrounding all sides of it in this, I can’t help but cringe. They are so that you have a place to hold the Pixelbook when used it Tablet Mode, but I don’t think anyone would complain if they went on a much-needed diet as Google said that it made the bezels the size of it.
In this, some reductions here would be much appreciated, and because of it, here we don’t have to go quite as slim as what Huawei’s doing with its Notebook X. By changing the screen, it wouldn’t be enough itself, but after reducing the picture frame around it, it can look even more impressive on the Pixelbook 2.
What about the external speakers?
The intelligent thing which they did was the speakers of Pixelbook 2 are hidden under the keyboards, which is a brilliant decision I guess. Tv shows, movies and more only look good when there are slimmer bezels, it allows the users to feel fantastic by seeing this, but Google has to make sure that there should be a good quality of the external speaker. Pixelbook has speakers which are plenty loud; this is the only praise I can give it to Pixelbook. These speakers are generally flat, also dull and a massive step-down from the speaker setup on my old MacBook Pro.
By hiding them underneath the keyboard but for this, I think the Google got the positioning of them right. Instead, I would wait for a better (higher) quality introduced next time around.
What should Pixelbook 2 have? A fingerprint sensor or face unlock or probably both?
The biggest gripes with the Pixelbook is the lacks of any biometric unlocking system which was done in day-to-day use. This can get annoying. Because the only option for unlocking is typing in your password or using the fingerprint sensor on your Android phone if waking the Pixelbook up from sleep/standby. Google can add a fingerprint sensor, and it wouldn’t be hard for it, as it can add on the top or the side of the Pixelbook 2, but therefore I also wouldn’t say no to Google introducing a face-unlock system similar to what a lot of Windows 10 laptops have with Windows Hello.
After using Pixelbook for months, I decided to pick up the Pixelbook Pen and afterwards I have been addicted to it. I must say that introducing a pen was fantastic as the pen has been an excellent tool for jotting down notes for editorials, tapping small buttons/checkboxes my clumsy fingers struggle with also scrolling through web pages. As the implementation of this Pen works quite well but it also has a little bit of latency when using it, but it is something that should be addressed. Pixelbook pen is still perfectly usable for note-taking. As the pressure level of 2,000 feels very lovely, because of the sensitive touch Samsung’s recently announced Chromebook Plus V2 boasts more than double at 4,096 and costs $500 less than the Pixelbook 2. The Pixelbook 2 will make their pen a no-brainer when a couple increased sensitivity with decreased latency.