Along with the announcement of the much anticipated Google Pixel 4 devices, Google has made a what I thought was an important announcement and that’s the unveiling of a more affordable version of its pricey Pixelbook introduced back in 2017.
Probably understanding how out-of-reach its Pixelbook is, Google has introduce a more wallet-friendly Google Pixelbook Go. The sub 2 lbs (0.9 kg) and 13 mm thin laptop gets “powerful processors” of up to 8th-gen Intel core i7 which is backed by up to 16 GB RAM and up to 256 GB storage.
It has a 13.3-inch LCD touchscreen display, dual front-firing speakers and a 47 Wh battery good for up to 12 hours of use. It has fast charging too, providing up to 2 hours with just 20 minutes of charging.
The laptop, no doubt squarely aimed at the young and savvy, is presented in a finely painted magnesium body with Corning Concore Glass, a never-seen-on-laptop grippy bottom and a backlit keyboard.
Prices for the Google Pixelbook Go starts at $649 and it can be pre-ordered in the U.S. and Canada starting today. Chaps over in the U.K., however, will have hold out until January 2020.
No words if elsewhere outside of those three countries will be getting this budget Pixelbook which, btw, is more like a regular Chromebook.
All images courtesy of Google.