Apple shook up the laptop space with the introduction of the MacBook Pro with the Retina Display. This high-resolution display is fantastic, and Apple recently brought it to the 13-inch form. Google is aiming squarely for the Retina Display with its brand new Chromebook Pixel.
The 2560x1700 resolution display on the Pixel is breath-taking, and Google has added touch to it. The display must be seen to be appreciated, and while that must be done in person we've captured it on video side-by-side with the MacBook Pro.
The Chromebook Pixel is as well designed and engineered as the MacBook Pro, an accomplishment for Google. The Pixel is nicely fitted with performance components evidenced when you compare it to the MacBook Pro.
Hardware Specs (as shown) compared:
|MacBook Pro||Chromebook Pixel|
|CPU||Intel Core i5, 2.6 GHz||Intel Core i5, 1.8 GHz|
|Memory/storage||8GB; 256GB||4GB; 64GB|
|Display||13.3-inch; 2650x1600||12.85-inch; 2560x1700; touch enabled|
|Trackpad||Glass; multi-touch||Glass; multi-touch|
|Construction||Aluminum unibody||Seamless aluminum|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi; Bluetooth||Wi-Fi; Bluetooth; 4G LTE (Verizon)|
|Price||$1699 as shown||$1449 as shown|