Pixelbook Go: Google’s 4K Chromebook officially confirmed

The Google Pixelbook Go has officially been confirmed, along with details for price, release date and specs.  

The Pixelbook Go is the Chromebook successor to the original Chromebook, with upgraded features including a 13.3-inch display with Full HD and 4K resolution options, 8th Generation Intel Core processor configurations and a reported 12-hour battery life. 

Google also showed off a new design with “Just Black” and “Not Pink” colour options. The Chromebook also features a rubberised textured bottom and metallic lid. 

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As the name implies, the Pixelbook Go is optimised for portability and so is only 13mm thick and weighs around 2 pounds (converting roughly to 1kg). 

The only downside for the Pixelbook Go is that it won’t be available to buy in the UK until early 2020. It shouldn’t cost too much though, with a starting price of £629.  

Google Pixelbook Go release date – When will it come out?

Google has officially confirmed the Pixelbook Go will launch in early 2020 in the UK.

US and Canada customers may be able to get their hands on the new Chromebook earlier, with preorders already open on the Google Store.

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Google Pixelbook Go price – How much will it cost?

The Pixelbook Go has a confirmed starting price of £629. There will be four configurations available, which you can see below:

Intel Core m3 / 8GB RAM / 64GB Storage / Full HD display – £629

Intel Core i5 / 8GB RAM / 128GB storage /   Full HD display – £829

Intel Core i5 / 16GB RAM / 128GB storage /   Full HD display – £949

Intel Core i7 / 16GB RAM / 256GB storage / 4K display – £1329

Google Pixelbook Go specs

The specs for the Pixelbook Go have officially been confirmed and you can see them below:

Display 13.3-inch touchscreen, Full HD / 4K
Processor 8th Generation Intel Core m3 / i5 / i7
RAM 8 / 16 GB
Storage 64GB / 128GB / 256GB
Selfie camera  2MP, 1080p @ 60fps
Ports 2x USB-C and 3.5mm headphone jack
Colours “Just Black” and “Not Pink”

The Pixelbook Go will become one of the very few Chromebooks to feature the option of a 4K display, although you’ll have to pay a whopping £1329 for the luxury.

While it’s great to see the Pixelbook Go using Intel Core processors, it’s slightly disappointing it will be limited to Intel’s 8th Generation CPUs, especially since 10th Generation iterations recently launched. That said, Chromebooks are not known for their powerhouse performance.

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The Pixelbook Go also features 8GB and 16GB RAM options, which should be plentiful enough for a speedy performance. You also get 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options. These don’t deviate from what’s already available with the standard Pixelbook, but you don’t really need anything higher when Chromebooks are expected to use the cloud for storage.

Google claims the Pixelbook Go will have a battery life of up to 12 hours. The Chromebook features fast charging too, reportedly giving the cell 2-hours of life in just 20 minutes of charge time.

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