16 October 2019
After a gap of one year, Google has launched a new Chrome OS laptop named Pixelbook Go at its 2019 Made by Google hardware event. It is a premium Chromebook with a focus on portability but also has affordable variants. It has a design that is sleek and is likely to remind you of MacBook Air in the first look.
The Pixelbook Go sports a 13.3-inch display with an option to choose from 1080p and 4K Molecular Display resolutions. It has been released in Intel Core m3, Core i5, and Core i7 processor models with 8GB and 16GB of RAM options. It should be noted that the 4K display panel is available only with the Intel Core i7 model which is the most expensive one in the lineup. As for onboard storage, you can choose from 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB SSD options.
Google has packed 1080p Pixelbook Go models with a 47Wh battery and the sole 4K model will come with a 56Wh battery. It is claimed to last for up to 12 hours on a single charge and can offer up to 2 hours of usage with only 20 minutes of charging. It will come bundled with a 45W USB Type-C charger. It has a backlit keyboard that Google says is even quieter than the original Pixelbook. There is a dedicated Google Assistant key to help you trigger the assistant quickly.
It has a 2-megapixel Full HD webcam which Google is referring to as Duo Cam. This is clearly a reference to the Google Duo video-calling app. The Pixelbook Go comes with an ambient light sensor, USB Type-C charging port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth, and WiFi. As said in the beginning, it will run Chrome OS out of the box.
- Full HD display with Intel Core m3, 8GB RAM, and 64GB SSD storage for $649
- Full HD display with Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD storage for $849
- Full HD display with Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, and 128GB SSD storage for $999
- 4K Molecular display with Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, and 256GB SSD storage for $1,399
The Pixelbook Go has been released in Just Black and Not Pink color variants. It can be preordered in the United States starting today itself.