Along with the Pixel 4 series phones, Google unveiled the Pixelbook at its New York event. Dubbed as Pixelbook Go, this new machine is built for portability and affordability without compromising on style. The Pixelbook Go features a sleek magnesium body with a matte finish. Its base has a textured pattern to enhance the grip. The laptop is only 13 mm thick weighs in slightly over a kilogram. The Pixelbook Go features a backlit keyboard. Google has also worked towards minimizing the keystroke clatter with its specially designed Hush Keys.
Google Pixelbook Go Specifications
The Pixelbook Go features a 13.3-inch LCD touchscreen. The customer gets to choose between a Full HD and Ultra HD panel. The latter offers an impressive pixel density of 331 ppi. Google has opted for the aspect ratio of 16:9 for the display. At the heart of the Pixelbook Go is Intel’s 8 generation Core series processor. First up, the base model is powered by a Core m3 chip. It comes with 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage. Those looking for multimedia usage can opt for Core i5. This one can be loaded with 8 GB or 16 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. And for no-compromise performance, there’s a top-of-the-shelf Core i7 option. This one packs-in 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB SSD. It is also the only variant to feature the 4K Ultra HD display.
The Pixelbook Go runs Google’s Chrome OS. Unlike Microsoft Windows, the search giant’s operating system lacks standalone programs. Instead, you get glorified browser plugins. It is one of the reasons why Pixelbook and earlier Chromebooks have failed to leave a mark on the laptop industry. Moving onto the battery life, Google claims that this machine can last up to 12 hours on a single charge. Moreover, thanks to its fast-charging capabilities, the Pixelbook Go can offer the usage time of two hours with just 20 minutes of charging.
Google Pixelbook Go Price and Availability
The Pixelbook Go comes in black and pink hues. For the US and Canada, it is up for pre-order starting today. The base model is with the Intel Core m3 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 64 GB SSD storage is pegged at $649, which translates to Rs 46,500. The Core i5 variant with 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of SSD will set you back for $849 (Rs 61,000). For 16 GB RAM coupled with Core i5 processor, you will have to pay $999 (Rs 71,500). If you choose to go all out with the Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, and 256 GB SSD storage, you better have $1399 (Rs 100,000) ready.