A new full-fledged Chromebook with Intel CPUs which is lightweight, has quick-charge support and a comfortable keyboard to type on
Already we had some leaks about Google’s upcoming notebook – the Pixelbook Go which we already knew that will feature Google’s own Chrome OS and powered by Intel processors. The specs leaked previously seems exactly correct and make the new device a better option to buy.
Google has ditched its 2-in-1 form factor with the Pixelbook Go and will stick to the clamshell design. Being made up of magnesium alloy, the laptop will be even lighter much like Microsoft’s Surface devices.
The Pixelbook Go features up to a 13.3-inch 4K Display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, it will either be a Full HD or 4K display depending on the model you choose. The higher-end models with 4K display would be getting the same “Molecular Display” branding as on the Google Pixel Slate.
The Pixelbook Go is designed to be a lighter, better and powerful than the other third-party Chromebooks available in the market. The Pixelbook Go promises a better typing experience, the new keyboard is designed to feel better than the already pretty good Pixelbook keys, and also quieter.
Another thing that you’ll notice is that the trackpad is larger here and is quite similar to the size which you get for Mircosoft Surface products and Macbook Air. There’s a funky, grippy pattern on the bottom of the Pixelbook Go that looks good and also helps the laptop to stay when kept on the table and makes it easier to hold.
Overall the design looks great and both the black and “not pink” colour variants make the laptop much more charming. Google claims that the laptop provides up to 12 hours of battery life and with just 20 minutes of charging you can two hours of battery life.
This means that you get fast charging support with USB-C port and the battery lasts up to 12 hours on a full charge according to Google. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack and has a Titan M chip which we saw on last year’s Pixel 3 and has the same WiFi and Bluetooth options as on other Pixel computing devices.
The hardware used also is according to the previous leaks, featuring the 8th Gen Intel Core m3, i5, and i7 processors. There will be 8GB and 16GB RAM variants to choose from which will be coupled with 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of storage options.
The Pixelbook Go will be a powerful device, even more, powerful than last year’s Pixelbook. Speaking of other things, the laptop will feature dual front-firing speakers along with 2MP front camera which will capable of recording 1080p videos at 60FPS.
Being based on the Chrome OS which is fast and secure, you’ll have to completely depend on the Google environment eventually. If you are into web-browsing and docs, pdf or excel works then the OS is a perfect option for you with loads of apps available both via Chrome Store/ Play Store. The laptop starts up in seconds and stays fast with automatic updates.
The base model will cost you $649 that features an 8th Gen Intel Core m3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 64GB of non-expandable storage. The top-of-the-line model with 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a Core i7 processor will cost $1,399, the 4K display option will cost you extra.
Overall, we can see the Pixelbook Go to be a premium Chromebook which has a heftier price tag rather to the cheaper Chromebooks available in the market. If you are an ardent Google user and like its environment then this laptop is the best choice for you. What are your thoughts? Tell us in the comments below
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