The Pixel's battery holds more juice, but its battery life will probably be a couple hours less
Both laptops have standard 720p front-facing cameras
Both sport Intel Core i5 chips
At its thickest point, the MacBook is thicker, but it's thinner when taken as a whole
The Chromebook Pixel has an outstanding 2,560 x 1,700 display
Both machines have integrated Intel graphics
How do the specs – and other features – of Google's new Chromebook Pixel compare to the MacBook Air?
The Chromebook Pixel is US$100 pricier than the MacBook Air
4 GB of RAM, all around
Don't be fooled by the slick appearance of Chrome OS – it's a young operating system, unsuited for premium computers
The Pixel doesn't have much storage, but Chrome OS doesn't necessarily require it
The Air is the lighter laptop
Only the Chromebook Pixel comes in an LTE model
Apple and Google are no strangers to competition. Ever since Google created Android to rival the iPhone, the two have been fierce rivals. Never before, though, have they competed in the laptop arena. Yet Google’s new Chromebook Pixel is bumping heads with several of Apple’s MacBooks. Read on, as we compare the Chromebook Pixel to the MacBook Air.
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