The Pixelbook Go could be a new high-end Chromebook that Google will be showcasing at its Made by Google event in October.
According to sources with knowledge of Google's plans (and reports from 9to5Google), the PixelBook Go will be a follow-up to the Google Pixelbook Chromebook – though not referred to as the Pixelbook 2.
While the original Pixelbook was a premium device designed to compete with the MacBook and other expensive ultrabooks, and not a budget device like most of the best Chromebooks, the Pixelbook Go seems more traditional – and therefore more affordable – Device to be. Chromebook.
It looks like the Pixelbook Go will inherit elements from the original pixelbook, such as the 2-in-1 convertible design and support for the Pixelbook Pen Pen. Apparently Google does not aim at the high-end market, but wants the PixelBook Go to be as portable and comfortable as possible.
According to the 9to5Google sources, this is achieved through a "tactile feel" that makes it easier to hold while the case is made of a "magnesium alloy" that makes the PixelBook Go lighter than its predecessor.
Pixelbook Go Specifications
9to5Google has also researched a bit and found that these are the specifications hidden in the Chromium source code (software that runs Pixelbook Go).
According to the website, the PixelBook Go will have a 13.3-inch 16: 9 aspect ratio screen (standard widescreen) and a choice of screens – a 1080p screen and a 4K screen called "Molecular" will display "as the screen on the pixel slate.
9to5Google points out that the PixelBook Go is just the second Chromebook with a 4K display, along with the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630.
There will seem to be a number of configuration options for the Pixelbook Go, with a choice of Intel Core m3, i5 and i7 processors, 8GB or 16GB RAM and 64GB, 128GB or 256GB memory.
The speakers are also more powerful than the Pixelbook and have stereo front-panel capabilities. Add two microphones and a 2-megapixel webcam that captures 1080p footage at 60 frames per second.
The Pixelbook Go also seems to have the same number of ports as the Pixelbook. So expect two USB-C ports and a headphone jack.
The price remains a mystery, but it could roughly correspond to the Pixel Slate, about 799 USD (about 700 GBP, 1,200 AU $).
Although less expensive than the Pixelbook, the PixelBook Go will be one of the more expensive Chromebooks on the market.
Hopefully we will soon learn more about the Pixelbook Go (if it actually exists), as the Google event will start on October 15 in New York.
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