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Pixelbook Go

October 15, 2019.

Pixelbook Go.

Pixelbook Go. © Google.

Google announced a new Chrome OS laptop, the Pixelbook Go. When open, the device looks a lot like a MacBook, with its large trackpad and a strip of speaker grills flanking either side of the keyboard. The big design difference is on the outside of the device, with a grippy, ribbed pad on the bottom that provides stability and protection. Another big difference from the MacBook is that the Pixelbook Go has a touchscreen (13.3-inch, HD 166ppi, or 4K 331ppi). And of course, the cynics will point out that yet another appreciable difference between the two devices is that the Pixelbook Go’s keyboard isn’t deathly allergic to dust. Weighing just about two pounds, it comes with a 12-hour battery. But, like the MacBook, connectivity is limited: just two USB-C ports and one audio port. Prices start at CAD880 for a 1080p display, Intel Core m3 processor, 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. But it can also be configured to support a Core i5 or i7 processor with up to 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and a 4K display for the priciest model (CAD1,850). The Pixelbook Go comes in two colours, “Just Black” and “Not Pink”, which looks pretty pink to us. It’s available for preorder on Google Store, for delivery within the next few weeks.

Ars Technica, Ron Amadeo, “Google announces the Pixelbook Go, a premium, MacBook-style Chrome OS laptop.”