The photos are alleged proof the publication has had hands-on time via its “source we trust” and shows a device that looks a lot different to 2017’s original Pixelbook. It’s not clear if the Go will replace that machine or be sold alongside it.
The Pixelbook Go has a rubberised grippy rear casing in a pastel pink – we presume there will be other colour options, perhaps to match the new
Pixel 4 hues. The report oddly compared the texture to that of the roof of a dog’s mouth (we don’t want to know).
The top of the laptop has a smooth matt finish similar to that of the Pixel 2 with a coated paint job. There’s two USB-C ports and a headphone jack (!) and a 13.3in display. When opened it looks a hell of a lot like a MacBook, and the report says despite the playful design the keyboard is even better than that of the first Pixelbook, a laptop whose keyboard was widely praised as its best feature.
The full optional specs of the Pixelbook Go reportedly are:
Intel Core m3, i5, and i7 configurations
Either 8GB or 16GB of RAM
64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of storage
2 front-firing speakers
2MP front-facing camera – 1080p at 60fps
Titan C chip
Normal Wifi and Bluetooth
13.3-inch touch screen
16:9 aspect ratio, both Full HD or 4K “Molecular Display” options
Two USB-C ports (each with an accompanying LED)
3.5mm headphone jack
Two colors: “Just Black” and a “Not Pink”
The confidence of 9to5Google’s reporting around this and also the Pixel 4 leads up to believe this is legitimate, but you never know what Google may have changed between this prototype and the real thing. Will anything at all at the Made by Google event be a surprise? We doubt it.
Henry is Tech Advisor’s Phones Editor, ensuring he and the team covers and reviews every smartphone worth knowing about for readers and viewers all over the world. He spends a lot of time moving between different handsets and shouting at WhatsApp to support multiple devices at once.