Google announces the Pixelbook Go laptop powered by Chrome OS at $649

Before its official announcement, the Pixelbook Go’s images and details had leaked out already.

While everyone is talking about the Pixel 4 and 4 XL at the Made by Google event, the company also announced the Pixelbook Go laptop. It’s the next generation of Pixelbook devices powered by the company’s Chrome OS. It starts at a price of $649.

Google Pixelbook Go launched at a price of $649. Image: Google.

Google Pixelbook Go launched at a price of $649. Image: Google.

Pixelbook Go specifications

It’s powered by 8th Gen Intel Core m3, i5, and i7 processors with up to 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage. There’s a 13.3-inch touchscreen display with a bigger battery that the company claims will provide a battery life of up to 12 hours. It also claims that you can get two hours of battery with just 20 minutes of charging.

The Pixelbook Go has a matte finish on the body and with its magnesium casing, the overall weight of the laptop is low. There’s also an upgraded keyboard on the laptop that Google calls it Hush Keys. For security, the Pixelbook Go incorporates the Titan C Security Chip just like the Pixel 4.

Pixelbook Go pricing and availability

There are two variants of the Pixelbook Go – Just Black and Not Pink. It’s priced at $649 for the Just Black with the Not Pink coming soon. Interested users can pre-order the laptop in Canada and the US starting today. Pre-orders in the UK begin in January.

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