Google’s October hardware event is just a few days away, and although the Pixel 4 leaks have slowed down a bit, the other leaks haven’t calmed down. We already knew before that Google was bringing a new Pixelbook Go laptop this year, and a new leak from the folks at 9to5Google has revealed the device in all its glory. They have the full specs of the device, lots of high-res pictures, and if that wasn’t enough: a full hands-on video.
The leak shows off an entry-level prototype of the Pixelbook Go without any of the Google branding. It shows off the device’s soft, circular design with an interesting design for the base of the laptop that’s supposed to add more grip. Google is making this thing for portability, so that grip might help because of that base design. Apart from that, there isn’t much to see about the Pixelbook Go apart from the fact that it’s just a regular clamshell Chromebook made by Google.
Here’s the hands-on video:
Although the video above shows off the entry-level model of the Pixelbook Go, Google will actually offer some high-end options for those who have that kind of money to throw at a Chromebook. More specifically, you can get up to a Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a 4K “Molecular Display”. The entry-level options are pretty mediocre as you’d expect, featuring a Core m3 processor, 8GB RAM, 64GB storage, and a Full HD display.
Google’s previous Pixelbook laptops haven’t really been all that popular in the past, and the Pixelbook Go is likely going to follow the same route. Either way, it’s very nice to see Google committed to Chromebooks with its own line of hardware despite the lackluster progress.