Just like the Pixel 4 and Google Home Mini successor, the Pixelbook Go appears to have leaked in full ahead of its official debut. Last month blog 9to5Google reported a bunch of tantalising details about the device.
The Pixelbook Go is said to be built from the ground-up for a “modern workforce” that needs a slim and sleek computer that lends itself to maximum portability.
Google’s latest laptop will feature a 13.3-inch display at either a Full HD or 4K resolution, depending on the variant chosen. Its internals were also said to vary, ranging from an Intel Core m3 processor to a full-fat i7 with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM, coupled with either 128GB or 256GB of storage.
And that’s not all 9to5Google has uncovered about the as-yet unannounced laptop. Earlier this month, the outlet went hands-on with an alleged early version of the hardware and posted a lengthy hands-on piece discussing its design, features and performance.
Aesthetically, the Pixelbook Go was shown to boast a matte chassis but have a somewhat unique ribbed bottom. The model 9to5Google showed off looks to have a coral finish.
The laptop was shown to be fitted with two USB-C ports and a headphone jack, the latter of which you won’t find on Google’s most recent Pixel smartphones.
9to5Google also prominently displayed the Pixelbook Go’s display. The laptop was shown to have relatively thick bezels above and below its panel and feature a two-megapixel front-facing camera.
As is the case with all Google hardware, it was noted the firm’s chatty Assistant could be easily summoned thanks to two far-field microphones able to detect barking orders.
Two of the most notable details spilled surrounded the laptop’s keyboard and speakers. The former was shown to have a short travel distance, but nowhere close to the infamous Butterfly mechanism on the latest Apple notebooks. 9to5Google also said the product’s front-facing speaker sounded better than Apple’s 2016 MacBook.
In terms of missing features, the Pixelbook Go was said to come without any kind of fingerprint sensor or support for the Pixelbook Pen.
Of course, the laptop was said to be running Chrome OS – Google’s Linux kernel-based operating system that heavily relies on internet applications – and not Windows 10.
Although some details about the Google laptop are still unclear, the device seems destined to not only draw comparisons with Apple’s MacBook range, but also fiercely compete with it.
Unfortunately, there’s currently no word on pricing for the Pixelbook Go. But if Google does indeed unveil the product at its hardware showcase later today, you can expect every detail about the laptop to be revealed.
Express.co.uk will be covering Google’s hardware event live. So stay tuned for every announcement as it happens.
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