Google’s affordable Pixelbook for the masses, Pixelbook Go Announced
Alongside the Pixel Buds, Google has also announced another device under the Pixel-subbrand, the Pixelbook Go. With the Pixelbook Go, the idea is to offer the power of the Pixelbook, announced back in 2017, in the palm of everyone. In addition to the Pixel Buds and Pixebook Go, Google has also announced one of the most anticipated smartphones for the year, the Pixel 4 / 4 XL.
The Pixebook Go comes with a finely painted magnesium casing to keep the weight down and offer better portability. It comes in at 13mm and has a 13.3-inch touchscreen up front. There is a sleek matte finish design, which can be availed in two color options: Just Black and Not Pink.
At its core, the Pixelbook Go runs on Intel’s lineup of processors, namely the M3, i5, and i7, paired with 8GB/16GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB of storage. Further, it also comes with the Titan C security chip, found on some of the earlier Pixel devices, to offer improved security. Google says the battery on the machine offers up to 12 hours of battery life, with the ability to charge two hours of battery on just 20 minutes of charging.
The keyboard on the Pixelbook Go builds upon the premium keyboard on the existing Pixelbook and offers ‘Hush Keys’, that as the name sounds, assures less noise when typing. As for other hardware specifications, the Pixebook Go comes with a 2MP camera upfront on the display with two front-facing speakers and two microphones. The 2MP camera offers 1080p video shooting capabilities at 60fps. Further, there are two USB Type-C ports (one on each side) and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Google Pixelbook Go: Pricing and Availability
The entry-level Pixelbook Go starts at $649, with the top-end costing $1499. It will be available for pre-order starting today in the US and Canada, and in January in the UK. As of now, there’s no word on when it will start shipping.