In 2017, Google and Apple released updated 12-inch laptops. Apple launched the Retina MacBook version while Google unveiled the first Pixelbook. These laptops proved to be more beneficial for those who wanted something more flexible than a phone or tablet. But we will tell you how these two laptops compare with each other.
What is the Difference between these Laptops
Launched in 2017, the MacBook 12 is Apple’s ultra-slim and portable laptop offering. It has a 3.5mm auto jack and a single USB-C for data transfer.
Similarly, Google’s pixelbook is also portable and thin like MacBook, but it is slightly thicker than MacBook. It also has 2 USB-C ports with a 3.5mm auto jack.
Size of these Computers
MacBook has a thickness of 0.14-0.52 inches when closed due to the tempered nature of the device. It measures 11.04 inches wide by 7.74 inches deep and weighs a total of 2.03 pounds.
Google’s Pixelbook is stable at 0.4 inches when closed. Its depth is 11.04 inches while its width is 8.7 inches and it weighs 2.4 pounds. Both computers can be heavier than tablets. But both MacBook pro which is light compared to the big computer.
The IPS-led retina display of the MacBook is 12 inches with a pixel density of 226 PPI while its resolution is 2304×1440.
The pixelbook has a 12.3-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2400×1600 and a pixel density of 235 PPI. Pixelbook’s display also works as a touch screen. Google’s new Pixelbook also includes a Pen stylus.
Specification of Pixlebook and Macbook
In the basic configuration of the MacBook, its processor is 1.2GHz Intel Core m3 Kaby Lake which can be increased up to 3.0GHz. The MacBook can be configured with a 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 chip.
The Pixelbook also uses the same type of processor, with i5 and i7 options. The Pixelbook runs at 1.2GHz with a Core i5 boost of 3.3GHz while the Core i7 runs at 3.6GHz to run at 1.3GHz.
Memory and Storage Capacity
Macbook 12in M7 SSD storage options come in memory configurations of either 8GB or 16GB, with storage options of 256GB or 512GB.
The Google Pixelbook offers 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of SSD storage with 8GB or 16GB of memory.
MacBook and Pixlebook battery Life
Apple’s macbook provides 12 hours of movie playback with iTunes and 10 hours of web surfing. Its battery is charged through the USB-C port and the standby time can be up to 30 days. The MacBook includes a 29W USB-C charger.
For normal use, the pixel book can last up to 10 hours and its USB-C charging support is fast. Through which the battery life can be charged for 2 hours in 15 minutes or 7.5 hours in 1 hour. Pixelbook also charges via USB-C port like MacBook.
Apple has insisted many times that they do not want to make a touch screen like the iPhone. Apple emphasizes that the best way to use a MacBook without a touch screen is to use it with a trackpad, mouse, and board.
The Google Pixelbook 12in not only provides a touch screen but is convertible through which movies can be watched on the computer display and it also keeps printing like a tablet. It is also easy to draw the position of the display using the stylus pen.
Audio and Camera Setups
MacBook features dual microphones and the aforementioned 3.5mm headphone jack along with stereo speakers. If we talk about the camera, its facetime is 480MP.
Pixelbook has four microphones instead of two along with stereo speakers. Google insists that with video calls, the 4 microphones manage voice noise better. The pixelbook has a 720mp camera that records video at 60 frames per second.
MacBook and Pixelbook Cost
The MacBook’s Core i3 processor model starts at $1,299 with 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage. The MacBook i7 with 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage can be had for $1,949.