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Google's rumoured Pixelbook Go may be a good old 13.3-inch clamshell laptop

By Koh Wanzi - on 24 Sep 2019, 11:20am

Google's rumoured Pixelbook Go may be a good old 13.3-inch clamshell laptop

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The star of Google's 15 October event in New York City will no doubt be the extensively-leaked Pixel 4, but the company also invited the press to "come see a few new things". One of these things is rumoured to be a Pixelbook successor, the Pixelbook Go.

According to 9to5Google, the Pixelbook Go will be a 13.3-inch clamshell laptop with a 4K touchscreen. Google seems to be casting an eye back to its older Chromebooks, reportedly ditching the tablet-style design of the Pixel Slate and the 2-in-1 approach of the Pixelbook for a more traditional form factor. However, the Molecular Display branding that we first saw on the Pixel Slate may be making a reappearance on the higher-end 4K model. 

The Pixelbook Go is also thought to be built specifically for portability, sporting a magnesium alloy chassis that will at least be as light as the original Pixelbook. Like the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate before it, there will still be a variety of tiers, featuring various processor, RAM, display, and storage configurations. 

That aside, the device is expected to have dual front microphones like the Pixel Slate, a Titan C security chip, and two USB-C ports. 

If you were hoping for more brightly coloured designs, you may be in luck as well. There's also been talk of a Not Pink-style model, in addition to the regular black.

Of course, all this is just speculation, and we'll have to wait till 15 October for further confirmation. 

Source: 9to5Google