Google today announced tons of gadgets and gizmos at its annual Made by Google event. As cool as Pixel 4 is, the Pixelbook Go could be my favorite gadget that we saw today. It's a really impressive piece of hardware.
At first glance, it might look like another Chromebook, but that's not it at all. To be honest, it seems to be a return to Google's original concept of Chromebook, but with a more modern touch. Everything the company has learned from its previous Chromebooks (and Chrome OS in general) is fully realized in the Pixelbook Go.
The Go is perhaps a sequel to the original pixelbook which is actually more of a lateral movement. Since it's not a convertible (it does not switch to tablet mode), that's exactly what it is ̵
As for the display, Google has opted for a more traditional 16: 9 panel for the Go. Inch display, a deviation from the 3: 2 format of Pixelbook and Pixel Slate. This is probably a good choice for some people, but I personally think it makes a lot of sense for something that should be a laptop, not a tablet. However, most models have a resolution of 1920 × 1080, which is slightly less than most modern machines. In my practical time with the Go, however, I could not tell the difference to the Pixelbook. However, if you want to make sure you get as many pixels as possible, you have a version with 4K molecular display.
Below the screen is a user favorite from the Pixelbook: the keyboard. The keyboard of the Go is largely identical to that of the Pixelbook, only that it is even quieter. The trackpad is also very similar, but slightly larger and has rounded edges instead of the square profile in the pixelbook. Going is about refinement.
But before we get to the innards of the Go, let me briefly explain the reason for the device: It's kind of weird. It's a textured / ribbed floor that makes it easy to hold and carry what matters. Google has informed us that most laptops will break if dropped. So this should help to prevent this. And really, if you do not like the way it looks, you'll never see it if you use the laptop anyway.
Inside, the PixelBook Go is still quite interesting, as many of its components reflect what is found in Google's Chrome OS tablet (the Pixel Ste). All models feature eighth-generation Intel Core processors, at least 8 GB of RAM (even in the base model) and at least 64 GB of memory. The sweet spot seems to be the Core i5 model with 16GB of RAM and 128GB of memory, but I can see that would be too much for many users.
If you're looking for meat and potatoes for the Pixelbook Go, here it is: This is a killer Chromebook. I've been using the Pixelbook for over a year as my main laptop and have had no reason to switch to anything else. The Go is smoother, lighter, faster and, as I say, sexier. I can not wait to get one.
The Core m3 model with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage costs only $ 649, a couple hundred more if you put the processor on an i5 and memory on 128GB (849 Upgrade). , If you're a RAM junkie, you should buy another $ 100 for an i5 / 128 model with 16GB of RAM ($ 999), or buy the i7 model with 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and 4KB of cool display $ 1,399.
The pre-orders for the two basic models in Just Black begin today. The other two models and the color No Pink come later.