Three-in-one clamshell The new Android tablet Google's Pixelbook is one of the company's most ambitious products and offers a very unique and stylish look. The display is incredible, and the keyboard and trackpad make it a joy to use. Unfortunately, the price makes it difficult to justify buying. $999 at Best Buy Pros Great display Thin and light 360-degree hinge Backlit keyboard Powerful internals Cons Expensive No SD card expansion Poor audio quality No fingerprint reader The Pixel Slate is Google's first Chrome tablet device and the company's only tablet offering. It uses the latest eighth-generation Intel processors so it's blazing-fast, but the price and lack of a keyboard cover may be a bit of a turn-off. $799 at Best Buy Pros Great display A true tablet experience Powerful specs Fingerprint reader Ultra-portable Cons Expensive No SD card expansion Chrome not fully touch-friendly Keyboard folio cover not included Battle of form factors Google has merged … [Read more...] about Google Pixel Slate vs. Google Pixelbook: Which should you buy?
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After a couple of years during which Chrome OS powered mostly low-priced notebooks and the occasional premium 2-in-1, things are starting to look up for Chromebook buyers. A new wave of laptops is arriving over the next several months that promise to be more well-made, innovative, and powerful. HP has kicked off this new wave with the first Chrome OS tablet that’s not aimed at the education market, and the company obviously designed it to compete with the Chromebook blue blood. That means that HP’s $580 Chromebook x2 takes on Google’s high-end Pixelbook that starts at around $750 on sale. Does the Chromebook x2 has a chance against its entrenched and well-connected competition? Design The Chromebook x2 certainly looks and feels the part of a genuine challenger to the Pixelbook. It’s well-built, with its all-metal tablet portion giving off that “solid chunk of metal and glass” feeling that exudes quality. It also has a forward-thinking design, with a … [Read more...] about HP Chromebook x2 vs. Google Pixelbook
Let's be real: Most people use many cloud services. You might be a dedicated Apple fanboy when it comes to your devices, but you're more than likely also using Google Drive for email, document, and photo backups, or maybe Dropbox for similar reasons.Although it's not uncommon for people to have a hybrid cloud workflow, both in their personal lives and while at work, it can get a bit confusing whether you're new to putting your stuff in the cloud or even a seasoned cloud-saver. There are an infinite number of cloud choices out there, after all, but the most common ones for consumers are Apple iCloud, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox.Each service offers a distinct set of features, along with a variety of storage plans at different price points. So, to help you optimise your mix-and-match approach, or better understand which service offers the most amount of storage for the least amount of money, which offers the best multi-platform support, or which has all the features you … [Read more...] about Which cloud storage service is right for you? iCloud vs Google Drive vs OneDrive vs Dropbox
Amazon’s Echo family is finally has some real competition. Behold: The Google Home line of devices, aimed squarely at Amazon’s equivalent Echo line of devices. source Google We’re not talking about Bluetooth speakers here – we’re talking about speakers that live in your house, permanently plugged in and connected to the internet, which you can command using your voice. In the case of Amazon’s Echo line, you’re speaking to Alexa; in the case of Google’s Home line, you’re speaking to Google Assistant. Following the announcement of two new Google Home devices in late 2017, Amazon and Google are on more even ground than ever before. But which to buy? Here’s how the two families of devices stack up. Amazon Echo vs Google Home source Amazon/Google Price: Amazon Echo: $100 Google Home: $130 What can it do? Amazon Echo: Amazon’s main Echo device is capable of playing music, … [Read more...] about Amazon’s Echo vs Google’s Home: Here’s how the two families stack up
Huawei's P20 Pro is the latest flagship from the Chinese manufacturer, presenting just how far the company has come in the last few years. We've already compared it to the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and the regular P20, but here we are looking at how it compares to Google's Pixel 2 XL.Huawei P20 Pro vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Design Both IP67 water and dust resistant Both use metal and glass combination P20 Pro has front-facing fingerprint sensor Pixel 2 XL has rear fingerprint sensor The Huawei P20 Pro appears to take some of its design influences from the Apple iPhone X, featuring a notch in the display at the front and a horizontally-aligned camera setup on the rear.There is a metal core, coupled with a glass front and rear and the P20 Pro offers IP67 water and dust resistance. Measuring 155 x 73.9 x 7.8mm and weighing 180g, the P20 Pro comes in three colour options with a front-mounted fingerprint sensor and no headphone jack.The Google Pixel 2 XL meanwhile has slightly larger … [Read more...] about Huawei P20 Pro vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What’s the difference?