Google is reportedly prepping a 'Pixelbook Go' to announce at its October event
What you need to know
- Reports claim the next Pixelbook will be called 'Pixelbook Go'.
- This Pixelbook appears to have a 13.3-inch "Molecular" display.
- It is expected this laptop will be a part of the October Google event.
If there was one fairly universal cry from Chromebook fans over the last year, it was to please give us another Pixelbook instead of another Pixel Slate this year. As much fun as the idea of the Chromebook tablet was, it just never lived up to expectations and certainly didn't compete in the way Google had intended. We're not saying Google has walked away from the tablet form factor entirely, but a report from 9to5Google suggests what we're getting this year is a sleeker, slimmer version of the thing most people loved but not everyone could afford. And it's apparently called the Pixelbook Go, no doubt a stab directly at the inexpensive and extremely popular Surface Go from Microsoft.
There's not a lot of details yet, but it seems like Google's next Pixelbook is going to focus on having that same 360-degree hinge on a 13.3-inch 4K display. Google plans to keep the "Molecular Display" branding we saw with the Pixel Slate in an attempt to show off some unique qualities regarding color balancing and image quality. The report also suggests impressive front-firing speakers and a similar Magnesium Allow body, which is also found on Surface computers.
Keep an eye out for multiple color options, including possibly the return of "Not Pink" in the lineup, as well as Intel Core M3, i5, and i7 configurations with storage up to 256GB onboard. Pricing will, of course, be one of the big things we wait and see at the actual October event alongside the Google Pixel 4.
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Not sure I care anymore since apps like YouTube TV don't work on Chromebook. You have to use the web page which means you're SOL for ESPN (since you can only use the app). Otherwise, I'm sure it's a great product.
I didn't realize that. You'd think Google would make sure YouTube TV would work on the Chromebook. Or maybe they just think the browser version is good enough.
See nope, I want a new slate!
I passed based on reviews and price for what you get. If they included the pen and keyboard in the base price, they would have sold way more. I got a way more powerful 2 in 1 W10 laptop for way less money.
Booooring!! Pixel Watch instead please.
Pixelbook is my favorite computer ever. Can't wait for the sequel!