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Pixelbook Go: everything we know about the next laptop Google

The Google Pixelbook is one of the best Chromebooks on the market. However, it has been over two years since it went on sale and we hope that his successor will be announced soon. In fact, after several months of rumors and speculation, it is increasingly apparent that it is about the following Pixelbook. His name could be Pixelbook Go, and here we tell you everything we know so far.

Release date and price

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Google has scheduled to conduct its event of the filing Made by Google on the 15th of October. Although there is no doubt that the phone Pixel 4 will be the one to steal the spotlight, it might make sense that the computer Pixelbook Go to make his appearance. In addition, the most recent report from 9to5Google about the matter notes that “multiple sources who are aware of the plan” have said that the company plans to, in effect, releasing a new Pixelbook during the event.

Originally, the rumors indicated that the next Pixelbook would be launched during the Google event October 2018, but in its place it was announced the Pixel Slate.

Still unknown is the exact price of the Pixelbook Go. The price of the original started at $999. It has always been the Chromebook more expensive that you can acquire and don’t expect that to change. If Google ends up providing a model 4K, we can expect it to be even more expensive.

What Pixelbook Go? Do Not Pixelbook 2?

The Pixelbook original was a 2-in-1, that is to say, it had a hinge 360 degrees to turn it, and put it in a mode “ tablet”. According to a recent report from 9to5Google, it is expected that the next Pixelbook is more like a laptop the traditional way, with a 16:9 screen 13.3-inch, 4K resolution and support for stylus Pixelbook Pen. Your name, Pixelbook Go, no doubt referring to how its design has a clear emphasis on portability.

What processors tenth generation?

It is expected that the Pixelbook Go offers a range of processor options, RAM and storage. According to the report mentioned, the Pixelbook Go could be available with different processor configurations, including Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, two options of RAM (8 or 16GB) and three levels of storage (64, 128 or 256GB). What we don’t yet know is what generation of processors will be used. Taking into account the recent launch of the processors Ice Lake of the tenth generation from Intel, that would appear to be the best option.

Continue using Intel processors could help the performance of the Pixelbook Go to surpass the original, but it could also serve for that Google takes the dual-boot the Chrome OS. With this feature, a computer with operating system Chrome OS could also use the operating system Windows 10, making the Pixelbook Go on a device more competitive for business users.

Leaked images show a black frame and thin edges

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9to5 Google

The bezels are thin are at the top of our wish list for the next Pixelbook. Based on pictures leaked on 9to5Google, the outboard bezels are considerably thinner than those of the Pixelbook original. On the other hand, the bezel below it looks almost as wide as the original.

We also appreciate that a chassis is black, while the original was aluminum. This was confirmed by reports later in which anonymous sources claimed that the Pixelbook Go would be available in colors “Just Black” (just black) and a very pale pink called “Not Pink”.

Greater portability, better speakers and USB-C

As its name indicates, the design of the Pixelbook Go seems to revolve around its portability.

The report from 9to5Google indicates that the bottom of the Pixelbook Go was designed to have a tactile sense to “make it easier to hold”. In addition, it can be attributed to the lightweight design of the Go to its magnesium alloy body.

The same report points out that the Pixelbook Go will have two “speakers a lot more powerful”. There will also be two microphones in front to capture sounds and a 2-megapixel front camera with ability to capture 1080p video at 60 FPS.

A pending before the FCC indicates connectivity up-to-date

One reason why we believe that the Pixelbook Go will be here in the fall of 2019 is that the manufacturer Quanta performed a procedure before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to modify a chip for wireless within a device anonymous. Quanta creates devices Google. The change is a Intel chip updated which will improve the capabilities of wifi and Bluetooth for faster connections. Any previous device from Google has this update in particular, so that it is very likely that this is part of a new device.

It is also expected that the Pixelbook Go keep your two USB ports-C and its input to hearing aids.

Higher resolution screen, and fast loading

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At the end of 2018, an announcement of Google’s filtering seemed to show a device similar to the Pixelbook with almost no bezels, which could be our first glimpse of how it looks the Pixelbook next generation. This would confirm the rumors reported by Evan Blass of VentureBeat, who, at the end of 2018 tweeted that the bezels smaller they are part of the update of this year.

Then, in the summer of 2019, it appeared a second image that shows the Atlas (name key of the Pixelbook Go) with a silver bezel new and updated and bezels are significantly smaller. The most recent photos have shown that the design has changed a little since then, showing bevels large and new color options. Another key feature of the display that it was rumored it was the 4K resolution, which now seems more likely. In addition, the Pixelbook next generation could count with support for rapid charging through a feature known as “Zinger”.

Fingerprints and facial recognition

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A code filter found in the channel of Chrome developer gives to understand that there would be fingerprint scanning and facial recognition available in the Nocturne (name key of the Pixel Slate), giving users the ability to log into their device without the need of a password. Fortunately, this function is embodied in the Pixel Slate when it was announced by Google.

Google debuted its fingerprint reader Pixel Imprint in the Pixel Slate, to allow users to log in to your Chrome OS devices without having to type in a password. This function is likely to reach the Pixelbook Go.

In its debut earlier this year, the Pixel Imprint was not perfect: if a Pixel, that Slate is shared between several users, can’t use different fingerprints to toggle between profiles. Google pointed out that only the first user could use your fingerprint to unlock the Pixel Slate. With luck, Google will switch from one profile to another is easier if the Pixelbook Go includes this technology in its debut.

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