Google unveiled a lot of new devices today. There were new phones, a new router, a new smart speaker, and new wireless earbuds. And there was a new laptop, too.
The Pixelbook Go is the newest Chromebook from Google. With it, Google is ditching the tablet form factor that it used with last year’s Pixel Slate and returning to a traditional laptop design, similar to the Pixelbook from two years ago. One thing to note, though, is that unlike the old Pixelbook, the Pixelbook Go doesn’t have a convertible design.
Included with the Pixelbook Go is a textured bottom that’ll make the laptop easier to carry around along with two USB-C ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Open the Pixelbook Go and you’ll be greeted by a full-size backlit keyboard with 19mm pitch and Hush Keys that promise to help keep your typing quiet. There’s a multi-touch trackpad with etched glass surface, too, and dual front-firing speakers.
Up top is a 13.3-inch LCD touchscreen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. There are two resolution options available depending on which Pixelbook Go model you choose: either a Full HD 1920×1080 screen or a 3840×2160 4K Ultra HD Molecular Display. No matter which screen you choose, you’ll also get a 2MP camera that sits above the display for video chatting.
Inside is where the Pixelbook Go variants differ. There are four models for you to choose from with different processor, RAM, and storage options:
- Intel Core m3 processor, 8GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Full HD display for $649
- Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and Full HD display for $849
- Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB RAM, 128GB storage, and Full HD display for $999
- Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB storage, and 4K Ultra HD Molecular Display for $1,399
Google says you can get up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge with the Pixelbook Go. And for those times where you’re low on power and don’t have much time to recharge, you’ll be able to get two hours of battery life with just 20 minutes of charging with the included 45W USB-C adapter.
Finally, color options for the Pixelbook Go include Just Black and Not Pink.
The Pixelbook Go is available for pre-order today in the U.S. and Canada, and folks in the U.K. will be able to place an order in January. The Intel Core m3 and Core i5/8GB models will begin shipping by October 28, while the Core i5/16GB and Core i7 models are listed as “Coming soon”.