Leaks do not always give you the full picture. When Pixelbook Go expired significantly last week, I found it a little more difficult, and I mistakenly assumed that Google also had a more premium Chromebook. But like what I found with the Pixel 4, actually using the device personally was rocking my mind for the better. The thing is, the Pixelbook Go feels remarkably like a high-end laptop for a device that starts at $ 649.
In particular, the Pixelbook's magnesium construction is significantly lighter (1 kg / 2.3 lbs) than the similarly sized MacBook Air and Surface Laptop 3 (and both about 1.25 kg / 2.8 lbs) while feeling like a "premium".
There was no frame flex, the trackpad was large and responsive, and the keyboard felt great. He had clicked quieter and even better than the original Pixebook. I also appreciated the ribbed metal bottom, which makes it tighter when worn.
The light weight was also achieved by increasing the size of the battery over the original Pixelbook. Google wants 12 hours of battery life with Go. This should be in the real world as well, not the bloated runtime figures you often see on other laptops.
The only details that really give it a lower price are the neat cables and the 1080p display (4K panel is only available at the top of $ 1,399 SKU). But it's easy to forgive, given the high quality components elsewhere. The Pixelbook Go may not roll over, support the stylus, or do anything particularly fantastic, but it has a great keyboard, it's terribly lightweight, and at a good price. If the battery life lasts, this may be sufficient.
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Posted on October 16, 2019 – 04:43 UTC