A new slate of leaks heavily suggests that the next Google Pixelbook will be a lower-cost model aimed at the mass market.
Google has a reputation for developing the best Chromebooks (except for the Slate), but they’ve been expensive in the past. A new leak from 9to5Google says the next Chromebook in the Pixelbook lineup will be a reasonably priced model aimed at the average consumer.
The device is slated to be called the Pixelbook Go and 9to5Google says it’s set to feature a 13.3-inch screen that sports either a 1080p or 4K resolution depending on the model. The report also states that the Chromebook will come in a few processor models, starting with an Intel m3, then an i5 or an i7. There’s no mention in the leak what generation the Intel processors are.
You can also choose between 8GB or 16GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage.
9to5Google’s sources also state that the device will be built out of some sort of tactile material and is set to come in a black colour, as well as one that’s reminiscent of the ‘Not Pink’ Pixel 3. The notebook will also use a normal laptop clamshell form factor.
Overall, this is a really exciting leak since Google’s Chromebooks have often offered users really good hardware to go along with ChromeOS. Ideally, if Google can create a recognizable and low-cost version of a Pixelbook, it will help the company expand to more users.
It’s expected Google will announce the device at its October 15th event alongside a new Google Home Mini called the Nest Home Mini and two new Google Pixel 4 smartphones.