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Info about Google Pixelbook and Google Home Mini leaked ahead of Oct 4 event

By Ng Chong Seng - on 20 Sep 2017, 10:21am

Info about Google Pixelbook and Google Home Mini leaked ahead of Oct 4 event

Google Pixelbook is a high-end Chromebook. (Image source: Droid Life.)

In addition to the new Pixel 2 phones, Google is also expected to unveil a new high-end Chromebook called the Pixelbook at its Oct 4 event.

According to Droid Life once again, the Pixelbook only comes in silver, but is available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options, priced at US$1,199, US$1,399, and US$1,749 respectively.

While renders of the Pixelbook remind me of the Microsoft Surface Book, it seems like its screen (3:2 aspect ratio?) isn’t detachable, though you can flip it on its back to become a tablet. The Pixelbook will also work with a stylus called the Pixelbook Pen, which has tilt support and is separately sold for US$99.

The Pixelbook will work with a stylus called the Pixelbook Pen. (Image source: Droid Life.)


Google Home Mini

Also breaking cover is the Google Home Mini, which is, in a nutshell, a smaller version of the Google Home smart speaker that debuted the same time last year.

The Google Home Mini is another of Google's attempts to have you bring Google Assistant into every room in your home. (Image source: Droid Life.)

Rumored to have a sticker price of US$49, the Mini will come in three colors: Chalk, Charcoal, and Coral. Like the Amazon Echo Dot, I don’t expect room-filling sound to come from this little guy; this seems more like a mass-market product designed to sell cheaply (relative to the regular Google Home) so that you’d be more willing to get one for every room. The speaker is expected to run Google Assistant (of course!), allowing you to use voice commands to interact with services (both Google’s and third-parties’). As seen during this May’s Google I/O, Google Home has gotten quite a bit smarter in the past year.


Google Daydream View

Lastly, Google is also expected to launch its second Daydream View VR headset. Not much is known about the new headset (other than it comes in Charcoal, Fog, and Coral colors, with a color-matching controller), though it’s safe to assume that it will work with more smartphones, including the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

New Daydream View headsets are also expected on Oct 4. (Image source: Droid Life.)

Source: Droid Life (1, 2, 3).

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