Head to head: Chromebook Pixel and MacBook Pro

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 3, 2013 at 11:18 am •  Published: April 3, 2013

Display: The Pixel has a touch-screen display that measures 12.85 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 239 pixels per inch. The basic MacBook Pro has a 13.3-inch screen at 227 pixels per inch. A 15.4-inch MacBook, at 220 pixels per inch, is also available for several hundred dollars more. The MacBook's screen isn't touch-sensitive.

Weight: The basic Pixel weighs 3.35 pounds, compared with the lightest MacBook Pro at 3.57 pounds.

Ports: The Pixel has two USB 2.0 ports, compared with two faster USB 3.0 ports on the MacBook. The MacBook also has two Thunderbolt ports, which are faster than USB. Both have readers for SD and MMC storage cards. For video output, the Pixel has a mini-display port, while the MacBook has an HDMI port.

Processor: The Pixel has a 1.8 gigahertz Intel i5 processor and comes with 4 GB of working memory. The cheapest high-resolution MacBook Pro has a 2.5 gigahertz i5 processor and comes with 8 GB of working memory. Both have Intel HD Graphics 4000 cards.

Battery life: The Pixel promises five hours of active use, while the MacBook promises seven hours.