Google Unveils Pixelbook Go With Classic Clamshell Design

Posted on October 15, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Chrome OS, Google, Hardware, Pixelbook with 8 Comments


Google has a brand new device for Chromebook fans. The company is today launching the new Pixelbook Go, its latest Chromebook device that’s pretty different from the ones we have seen before.

Pixelbook Go is a classic clamshell laptop that features a 13.3-inch screen display. The device is built for portability, and as the Go branding suggests, you will be able to take it wherever you go. The device features a unique textured bottom case that allows for improved grip. The device is only 13mm thin, and that’s pretty much all of the portability-focused features.

There are a bunch of different variants of the Pixelbook Go as well. You will be able to choose between a Full HD or a 4K Molecular Display. The device comes with Intel’s Core m3, i5, or i7 processors. You can choose between 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of storage. The device features two front-firing speakers with two mics for Google Assistant, a 2MP front-facing camera, Google’s Titan C chip, two USB-C ports, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Pixelbook Go also features the same scissor-switch keyboard design that we have seen on the original Pixelbook. The device will also offer up to 12 hours of battery life.

There isn’t a lot to talk about the Pixelbook Go, to be honest. It’s a very regular Chromebook device with a clean design that will probably only appeal to Google fans. The device comes in Just Black and Not Pink finishes, starting at $649. Pre-orders today, only for Just Black.

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8 responses to “Google Unveils Pixelbook Go With Classic Clamshell Design”

  1. solomonrex

    I'm baffled that they abandoned what was probably the best laptop design in history, with the original pixelbook. If it's going to be overpriced anyway, why not stick with a superior design and iterate it?

  2. codymesh

    I mean, no offense, but why is Google trying to compete directly with their own OEM partners in the same product type and price range where there is already ample choice?

  3. aelaan

    When I was, half asleep, listening to the blah, blah it actually dawned on me that Google really has no clue about the market for Chromebooks. Just look at the competition, which they allowed to start building overpriced units and here we are in 2020 with a device that has the design of 2012. Bezels for days, oh you can open it with one hand - well I can do that with my computer too and it is much cheaper. Pixel Slate - bust and this one is going down the same road. M3 processor? Come on!! So the bottom of the barrel should be priced at around 380 and the max configuration around 1k - yet, here we are.

  4. jimchamplin

    $680? For an m3? Yep. More genius pricing. You’re better off getting a used Thinkpad and installing Cloudready.

  5. wright_is

    13mm thick is pretty good for the portability.

    The first thing I thought, looking at the video with the black and the white/metal versions was that it reminded me of the first Intel MacBook. It is obviously very different, but the video just gave me a deja-vu moment.

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