Google Pixelbook Go vs ASUS Chromebook Flip C434: Which to Buy?

Google Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
Incredible battery life. Amazing ‘Hush’ keyboard. Rare 1080p webcam. Excellent design.Elegant tablet mode Gorgeous, vivid screen Tactile keyboard
No biometric login. Iffy pricing at mid- to- high-end Middling speakers


MODELGoogle Pixelbook Go ASUS Chromebook Flip
SeriesChromebook Flip
QUICK INFO Google Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
Operating System
CPUIntel Core m3-8100Y 1.10 GHz
Screen13.3″14″ FHD Touchscreen
Memory 4 GB LPDDR3
Storage64 GB eMMC
Graphics Card Intel UHD Graphics 615
Video Memory Shared memory
Dimensions (W x D x H) 12.60″ x 8.00″ x 0.60″
Weight 3.30 lbs.
CPUGoogle Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
CPU Type Intel Core i5 8th GenIntel Core M3
CPU Speed 1.30 GHz8100Y (1.10 GHz)
Number of Cores Dual-core ProcessorDual-core Processor
Core Name
Turbo Frequency Up to 3.40 GHz
CPU L3 Cache 4 MB
CHIPSET Google Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
DISPLAYGoogle Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
Screen Size 13.3″14.0″
Touchscreen YesYes
Wide Screen Support YesYes
Display Type Full HDFull HD
Resolution 1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
LCD Features Glossy, 72% NTSC
OPERATING SYSTEM Google Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
Operating System Chrome OS
GRAPHICS Google Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
GPU/VPU Intel UHD Graphics 615Intel UHD Graphics 615
Video Memory Shared system memoryShared system memory
Graphic Type Integrated CardIntegrated Card
STORAGEGoogle Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
MEMORY Google Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
Memory 16 GB4 GB LPDDR3
Memory Speed
Memory Spec 4 GB onboard
Memory Slot (Total)
Memory Slot (Available)
Max Memory Supported
OPTICAL DRIVE Google Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
Optical Drive Type No
COMMUNICATIONS Google Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
WLAN 802.11ac Wireless LAN802.11ac Wireless LAN
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.0
PORTSGoogle Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
USB2 x USB-C 3.1 (charging and display out)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (support Display, Power Delivery)
Video Port
Audio Ports 1 x Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack1 x Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
AUDIOGoogle Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
OUTPUT DEVICE Google Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
Virtual Reality Ready
INPUT DEVICE Google Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
KeyboardIlluminated Chiclet Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard Backlit
Webcam1080p Duo Cam (2MP, 60 fps)HD Web Camera
Card Reader Micro SD (SDXC)
GENERALGoogle Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
TypeEveryday Value
POWERGoogle Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
AC Adapter
AC Adapter
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT Google Pixelbook GoASUS Chromebook Flip
Dimensions (W x D x H) 12.2 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches (311 x 206.3 x 13.4mm)12.60″ x 8.00″ x 0.60″
Weight 2.3 pounds (1,061g)3.30 lbs.

Expert Reviews for Google Pixelbook Go

If you’re looking for the best Chromebook money can buy, the Pixelbook Go is a great option. That being said, most people will be better served by a cheaper Chromebook alternative or a Windows laptop if they need more than what Chrome OS has to…

By HotHardware
However, much of the mainstream market is not made up of videographers, gamers, or graphic artists, but rather they just consume content, do research, write, edit and communicate vie email or social media, and maybe create or edit an image here or there. The fact is that many users will get by with the simplicity of a Chromebook. If the Chromebook ecosystem as it exists today satisfies your personal requirements, and if you desire a premium Chromebook experience, the Pixelbook Go may be one of the best options on the market right now.

By Android Police
Pixelbook Go8/10Yes, if the form factor speaks to you and you’re not worried about getting the best bargain. Although the Pixelbook Go is positioned as Google’s entry-level Chrome OS hardware, there are other Chromebooks that offer similar specs for…

By PCWorld
Google’s Pixelbook Go is a laptop with a careful balance of quality features and economical compromises. It’s a darn sight better than the typical bare-bones model. If you’re committed to the Chromebook universe, this is a laptop worth buying.

When Google vice president of hardware design Ivy Ross introduced the Pixelbook Go on October 15, she said they set out to make a laptop that would be “fast, last all day, and look and feel beautiful,” but with a more attainable price point. The…

Expert Reviews for ASUS Chromebook Flip C434

Most of the time, our work revolves around the web, we do emails using Gmail, write documents using Google Docs, access our files on Google Drive, watch videos on YouTube, or put it simply, our web browser has become the main operating system for our daily computing tasks, hence the existence of Chromebooks, a category of laptops that uses Google’s Chrome OS, or rather, the Google Chrome browser that aims to do almost everything that a typical computer…

By Android Central
Chromebooks still have a reputation for being low-spec, low-priced machines with little-to-no upkeep, but where Chrome really shines is when you put in something that has real get-up-and-go. Chrome OS runs great on mediocre hardware, so when you…

By Engadget
The latest ASUS Chromebook Flip is a solid all-around performer, even if it’s larger, heavier and more expensive than its predecessor. It gets all the essentials (like the keyboard, trackpad and display) right with performance that’s good enough for…

By LaptopMag
The Asus Chromebook Flip C434 is a portable 2-in-1 laptop with a premium design, a vivid 1080p display and all-day battery…

By Stuff
Just-OK trackpad aside, the Asus Chromebook Flip C434T is one of the best fancy Chromebooks around. Its screen and battery life are great, the aluminium shell has more than a touch of class and it’s handily portable. \ When you creep above £500,…


Google Pixelbook Go:

We’ve got the magnesium alloy outside and you’ve got the ribbed bottom that’s those things are interesting and it helps make it light. It’s only 2.3 pounds. There’s never any flex, the thing is completely firm and it just is strange honestly for a device that’s this thin and this light.

It’s simple and it’s pretty straightforward and there’s not a whole lot of bells and whistles but I can’t ask for anything more from build quality, standpoint than what the pixel book go delivers. It’s magnesium it has a nice cold touch to it and it’s a simple black color. You also can get it in not pink but it’s just a simple design overall but what they’ve done is to make it a little bit more fun because the bottom has this ripple effect on the bottom.

It helps to stick at your lap you’ve got rubber bumpers both back and front. Then this ripple part here just helps it sticks a little bit better and then on the side you have your USB for charging or drives and things like that you’ve got a status indicator. Then also a headphone jack on the other side or the right side you just have another charger. Overall the design is simple but it’s what you want for a Chromebook or any laptop the inside design which is great it’s very much like you would expect a great trackpad that’s glass has a nice clicky feel.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C434:

Like we always do and Asus has done a fantastic job here you got these nice chamfered edges all around the outside of the body and around the trackpad you’ve got these nice chromed out hinges but more than anything else you’ve got this aluminum that feels nice and sturdy it does not pick up fingerprints basically at all I’ll literally just wiped it off for the first time on the outer part of it


Google Pixelbook Go:

At 2-3 pounds and 12.2 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches, the Pixelbook Go is lighter and thinner than most of our best 13-inch laptops, so it’ll fit in any of our best laptop bags.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C434:

At 12.6 x 8 x 0.6 inches and 3.1 pounds, the 2-in-1 is just as thin but heavier than the 12.3-inch Samsung Chromebook Pro (0.6 inches, 2.4 pounds) and the 12.5-inch Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA (0.6 inches, 2.6 pounds).


Google Pixelbook Go:

You could kind of get a sense of what you’re going to get when you open the pixel book go up and the typing experience is just phenomenal.

I have loved every bit of it and the click of the keys and the feel of them is a tactile enough that it’s reassuring as you’re typing but you’re not reassuring to everybody else that you’re typing because as you go to type that’s all anybody else here’s another perk with the keyboard is the way the backlighting works.

Google made a big deal, about its new hush keys which almost felt like a direct stab to a company that still can’t get its keyboard right. The results this actually is advertised these keys are soft silent and really a joy to type on I really have enjoyed using this for hours.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C434:

The keyboard as well as excellent it’s the same keyframe that’s in the C for 34, and though when I reviewed that device I said yeah I liked the keyboard a lot maybe it’s one of my favorite keyboards it’s backlit and you know well-spaced.

It has tons of travel and clicks and all that kind of stuff what I realized as I was reviewing with this one I spent some time you know writing articles and doing all the normal things. I would do and ended up for some reason I’ve got my pixel book back out and I was doing something on it shut the pixel book down and got this back out to finish the article.

I was writing it was a long article I had to do a lot of typing there’s something super comfortable about this particular keyboard so I I think I have to relinquish my favorite keyboard title at this point back to the 434 slashed the C 425 excellent keyboard so that’s kind of your thing and you’re really into having a good keyboard this one definitely delivers around the outsides of the devices.


Google Pixelbook Go:

You’re not getting a bunch of ports, you’re getting two USB type-c ports that can be used for charging, audio, data transfer any of those things but if you don’t have the proper peripherals that go with those you are gonna need some sort of dongle to you know connect things. I’m also glad to see that with the thin and light form factor here, they didn’t make the decision as they did with The pixel slate to remove the headphone jack because honestly that’s something we all like to have and there’s really no reason for them to remove it the pixel slate.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C434:

Port setup is pretty cool on the left-hand side you have a USB type-c port obviously, this is not Thunderbolt 3 one USB a port audio jack volume rocker. For your power button on the right-hand side, you have another USB type-c port and a micro SD card now I like this in the sense that you can add more storage and you still have enough IO to connect all your devices so getting inside is really easy just remove the screws surrounding the laptop and there’s two more under the top rubber pads once you’re in there’s nothing to upgrade.


Google Pixelbook Go:

The screen is the one part of this Chromebook that probably isn’t the most like “stellar stand” out thing on it. In general, it’s a design- 1080p screen, IPS, great viewing angles, over 300 nits brightness. You know it doesn’t do anything out of the box, it’s not extraordinary. There is a 4k model that comes on the top-end $1400 pixelbook go, it’s not even available yet.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C434:

The display itself isn’t that amazing, it’s a great screen, it’s about 300 nits of brightness, it’s got nice punchy colors great wide viewing angles. 14 inches diagonal 16 by 9 so it’s not doing anything out of the ordinary it’s Full HD. 1920 by 1080 those things are pretty stock and you know the kind of becoming normalized across Chrome OS in the last.

We’ve seen a lot of devices with really good 14 inch full HD displays it’s not really the display panel itself that really is doing a lot of justice for this device it’s the small bezels they put around it and because of those tiny little bezels when you open this thing up on the desk there’s just something that draws your eyes to it.


Google Pixelbook Go:

Battery performance is actually as good as Google said it was going to be giving me about 10 to 12 hours by which, the use between charges and it can even top up really quickly and it’s about 20 minutes of charge, and it gets another two hours of use because we have a quick charge going on here.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C434:

Battery life as well easily in that eight to ten-hour range. The battery takes up the majority of the case you have one heat pipe cooling the CPU and GPU, this is a Y series processor it is the m3 so it’s fanless quiet and doesn’t produce that much heat now. I’m getting about nine hours of use before needing to charge so really great battery life but obviously not the best when you compared to some other ultrabooks that are getting 12 or 13 hours.


Google Pixelbook Go:

It’s coming with an 8th gen Intel Core M or Core I chip 8th gen. A lot of devices are shipping and lots of Chromebooks are gonna start shipping this fall with 10th gen stuff in them. Chrome OS has been very comfortable for a long time on 8th gen Intel hardware. 8th gen until hardware works just fine like there’s no performance issues or performance gaps. On paper, a 10th gen processor would be faster.

Remember that this is only a 1080p screen so way fewer pixels in the slate or the pixel book had to push around. The 8th gen processors work great and by the way, they’re not the latest ones, they cost a lot less to put in these devices.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C434:

This thing gets along one of the issues, I had when they first dropped this particular version of the device. We don’t have any other versions of it just yet there’s a version of it with eight gigs of RAM that’s available in the UK right now. But right now for us in the US it’s going to be the 8th gen core m3 4 gigs of ram 64 gigs of internal storage. That’s not the best spec sheet in the world again it’s a $570 vice so we’re not expecting you know top-end specs on everything but 8 gigs of ram would have been nice and so a lot of people are a little worried that four gigs of ram would not be enough so far.


Google Pixelbook Go:

To conclude notice that I don’t have anything that I could say that I don’t like about this product like in the case of the original pixel book which I still adore using, i feel that Google got the name right with pixel book go we’ve got a very sleek in like design, that makes it a joy to carry through the day of work. If you asked me if I would recommend it over other Chromebooks that’s where things get tricky mainly because of the price.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C434:

This device is MSRP $4.99 at that price do not buy it a matter of fact when I bought it at for hunting honestly was I bought at $500 to review it. I bought it and immediately the 8gig see 434 that still has a touchscreen has a brighter screen, is all aluminum and has the convertible form factor went on sale for five hundred and sixty dollars so for 60 more dollars.

I could have all of those things and it has none of the downsides of this device so if it’s that kind of a price difference no way would I say that you need to purchase this device however this one dropped a 399. I don’t know six-seven days after it came out, and it stuck there ever since it came out so at $400 where the C 430 for the 8 gig version we got to compare apples to apples.