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.