Google’s Pixelbook Go Laptop Detailed in New Leak

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.

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  • maethorechannen

    Premium Member
    11 October, 2019 - 8:08 am

    <p><em style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Google’s previous Pixelbook laptops haven’t really been all that popular in the past</em></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Mostly because they were astoundingly expensive, especially with the limitations ChromeOS had at the time.</span></p><p><br></p><p><em style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Pixelbook Go is likely going to follow the same route.&nbsp;</em></p><p><br></p><p>Depends on the price more than anything.</p>

    • rmlounsbury

      Premium Member
      11 October, 2019 - 10:39 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#479821">In reply to maethorechannen:</a></em></blockquote><p>Given the screen has the same branding as the Pixel Slate and almost the same proc/memory/storage options I'm guessing at a minimum it starts at $799 for the m3 and that top end device probably ends up north of $1599. </p><p><br></p><p>You'd think Google would offer up a more budget conscious line ala the Pixel 3a. </p>

  • digiguy

    Premium Member
    11 October, 2019 - 8:24 am

    <p>Mediocre options? The i5 and i7 used in pixelbooks so far have been just rebranded core m5 and m7 and the difference with core m3 is pretty minimal. So CPU wise i7 is virtually as "mediocre" as core m3…</p>

  • Daishi

    Premium Member
    11 October, 2019 - 8:51 am

    <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">“Chromebooks haven’t really been all that popular in the past”</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Fixed that for you.</span></p>

  • rmlounsbury

    Premium Member
    11 October, 2019 - 10:40 am

    <p>The irony here is that Google might be the maker of the most 'lappable' laptop design ever. If only something like this existed for MJF in the Windows world. </p>

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    11 October, 2019 - 12:00 pm

    <p>If it’s north of $400 it’s probably doomed to the same fate as previous excursions along those lines. Y’know… an ignoble grave in the boneyard of overpriced tech.</p>

    • falonyn

      12 October, 2019 - 5:29 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#479901">In reply to jimchamplin:</a></em></blockquote><p>Exactly. Let's face it… Most people buy Chrome's books because they are cheap. Most do not want to spend $800 or more on a laptop that is less functional than a Windows PC. </p>

  • Jorge Garcia

    11 October, 2019 - 9:02 pm

    <p>There should be an ARM/Android only version as well. Most of the apps normal people need are available on Android, without all the fussiness of ChromeOS. There is software out there that can force ANY app to display in landscape. Samsung is the only company that gets this concept, sadly. Microsoft's Neo should also have a Android variant if it wants to have some additional appeal to the masses.</p>


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