The major Google hardware event in October is likely to focus a lot on the leaked Pixel 4. But the company apparently also has a number of other products to announce, including its latest Chromebook: a 13.3-inch, 4K new Pixelbook, according to 9to5Google.
The Chromebook, officially called the Pixelbook Go, is said to be closer to the original Google Chromebook Pixel from 2013, with a simple clamshell design, as opposed to the transforming 2-in-1 design of the Pixelbook or the tablet-like Pixel Slate.
The Pixelbook Go has apparently been under development for some time, with Google confirming that it was already working on future Chromebooks in April, along with FCC registrations for the product that came on the market in July. Photos of the device have also been leaked in recent weeks, with a design with more rounded corners than the usually angular design that Google chose with its previous Chromebooks.
9to5GoogleThe report also sheds light on the specifications for the Pixelbook Go: it has a 16: 9, 13.3-inch touchscreen with options for an FHD or 4K panel. That's a big change for Google, which used a 3: 2 aspect ratio on its previous Chromebooks to better display Web pages and documents. Internal hardware has a wide variety of configurations to choose from, with Intel Core m3, i5 and i7 processors; 8 GB or 16 GB RAM; and 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB storage.
Regarding ports, the Pixelbook Go has USB-C ports (one on each side) and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The laptop itself would have a magnesium alloy casing, making it apparently so light or lighter than the original Pixelbook.
There is still no word about the price or the release date, but we will probably discover it soon when Google officially announces the Pixelbook Go during its October 15 event. The edge has contacted Google for comment and will update this post when we hear this.