The Pixelbook Go.
Enlarge / The Pixelbook Go.

Valentina Palladino

The Pixelbook Go is Google’s newest swing at a high-end, flagship laptop computer for Chrome OS. The gadget was introduced and shipped in October, however solely the mid- and low-end fashions. As first noticed by Chrome Unboxed, the laptop computer’s highest-end configuration is now accessible for $1,399.

The new $1,300 mannequin upgrades the Pixelbook Go to a 13.3-inch, 3840×2160 (331ppi) touchscreen LCD, an Intel Core i7-8500Y, 256GB of eMMC storage, and a 56WH battery. Like the $999 model, you get 16GB of RAM.

Those specs are super-overkill for working a Web browser, however keep in mind, you’ll be able to run Android and Linux apps on Chromebooks now, so perhaps you may discover a method to make use of them. If you are actually involved about non-Web-browser duties although, for $1,300, you would possibly simply wish to purchase a daily Windows, Mac, or Linux laptop computer and never cope with the restrictions of Chrome OS. The Pixelbook Go has a pleasant keyboard and a grippy backside design, however it largely earned a agency score of “average” in our overview. There is little that makes it stand out from the competitors.

For now, the 4K model of the Pixelbook Go is barely accessible in Black from Google, Amazon, and Best Buy. Google lists the Pink model as “coming soon.”

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