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Pixelbook 2: The lowdown on Google’s potential Chromebook sequel

The Google Pixelbook 2 may not have turned up at the Google hardware event in name, but a successor to Google’s Chromebook did feature with another title. 

Google revealed the Pixelbook Go at its hardware event, a new Chromebook featuring Intel Core processors and the option of a 4K display.

With “Go” suffixing the title, this new Pixelbook looks to be optimised for portability. There was a question whether a more powerful “Pixelbook 2” would launch alongside it, but it seems the Go will be the sole successor for this device for now.

  • Check out everything we know regarding the Pixelbook Go here. 

Google Pixelbook 2 release date: When is the Pixelbook 2 out?

Google hasn’t unveiled the Pixelbook 2 yet. It’s expected to make its debut alongside the Google 4, Pixel 4 XL and Pixelbuds 2 at an event on the 15th of October.

Google Pixelbook 2 price: How much will the Pixelbook 2 cost?

We currently don’t have any official pricing. It’ll also likely be available with various CPU, RAM and storage options. The exact price will likely depend on which configuration you opt for. Don’t expect it to be cheap though, the original Pixelbook’s base model retailed for £1000 when it first came out.

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Google Pixelbook 2 specs and features: How powerful is the Pixelbook 2?

We haven’t seen any reliable rumours around the exact specifications. The only semi-credible rumour we’ve seen arrived in August when code in a Chrome OS update appeared to suggest Google plans to add a face unlock feature to its operating system in the near future.

Outside of this, all we can do is speculate. If it targets the same premium market as the original Pixelbook, it will likely have FHD and 4K touchscreen options and a choice of the latest Intel 10th Gen (Ice Lake) i5 and i7 laptop chips. We’d also expect an array of memory and SSD storage options.

The bigger question is whether the Chromebook will feature and AMD Ryzen CPU option. Microsoft surprised the world at its Surface launch event in September where it revealed its latest Surface Laptop 3 will have a custom AMD CPU option. It be cool if Google did the same.

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