Just days before Google’s big hardware event, 9TO5Google have got their hands on what they claim to be Google’s Pixelbook Go laptop, which is rumoured to be announced at the event by Google next week.
The guys over at 9TO5Google have had extensive hands-on experience of the system and shared what they think to it on their website. The Pixelbook Go has a unique ribbed back design which is said to have a grippy feel. “The Pixelbook Go has an interesting bottom case that makes it feel nice in the hand”, said Stephen Hall of 9TO5Google.
The top cover of the prototype Pixelbook Go has a smooth matte finish which is said to be a painted coating similar to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL. The version 9TO5Google, show in their images, has a pink ribbed bottom cover with an upper lid cover, which looks either off-white or a very light grey. Either way, it does look quite an attractive and high-quality device.
As for the specifications, the prototype Pixelbook Go features a Full HD display, an Intel Core M3 CPU and 8GB memory. It is claimed this will be the entry-level version of the Pixelbook Go when it eventually comes to market. Options are said to start from there and go all the way up to an Intel Core i7 with 16GB Ram and 256GB storage with a 4k “Molecular Display”.
9TO5Google says the keyboard in the prototype Pixelbook Go is just as good or better than the one in the original Pixelbook. Either side of the keyboard are two front-facing speakers, which are claimed to sound better than a 2016 MacBook. However, the trackpad in the devices doesn’t receive as much praise but is said to offer enough response.
The Pixelbook Go is not the only device expected to be showcased at the Google event next week. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones, 2nd generation Nest mini smart speaker and a new Nest Wi-Fi are expected along with other new announcements from Google along with potentially their own smartwatch.
KitGuru says: It will be interesting to see what comes out of the Google event. With so much being leaked already, there may not be many devices announced on the day, which we don’t already know of.