Google’s Pixel 4 smartphone has already been leaked, and now a video of a prototype of the company’s upcoming Pixelbook “Go” Chrome book was leaked by 9to5 google four days before Google’s October 15 event.
The Pixelbook Go will be new to the $1000 PixelBook a great, sleek Chrome book-running Chrome OS released in 2017 that was too expensive for a laptop that essentially exclusively runs the Chrome web browser, Android apps, and a few select apps specially built for Chrome OS.
According to Business Insider, apart from running Chrome OS, rumors suggest that the Pixelbook Go will have all the makings of a regular laptop. It’ll have a 13-inch screen with the options of regular 1080p and sharp 4K resolutions, and it’ll run on typical laptop specs like Intel Core processors, 8 to 16 GB of RAM, and 64 to 256 GB of storage.
Like the Pixelbook, the Pixelbook Go will have a premium metal exterior, albeit not quite as sleek and sober. It’ll have more rounded corners and edges and will be available in different colors. 9to5Google’s video shows a “Not Pink” version of the Pixelbook Go with an odd “ribbed” texture on the bottom.
9to5Google’s Stephen Hall said the Pixelbook Go has the same keyboard as the original Pixelbook, which was surprisingly among the best keyboards I’ve tried.
Business Insider reported that, Unfortunately, there was no mention of a fingerprint sensor on the Pixelbook Go. It’s something I would have loved to see on the original Pixelbook to sign in to the device more easily rather than using my Google password.