Last month, we shared with you everything worth knowing about the Pixelbook Go, but now we have the goods . Thanks to a source we trust, we now had the opportunity to fully, fully and fully put the Google Pixelbook Go into practice. Here are some thoughts on hardware design and aesthetics, as well as some more general ideas on how excited you should be about the latest Google laptop.
The Pixelbook Go External Hardware
The first thing that will impress you about the Pixelbook Go is its unique, grippy, ribbed back. As we mentioned in our report last month (our source has told us that it feels "tactile"), the Pixelbook Go has an interesting base that makes it feel comfortable in the hand. It also looks good ̵
How does this butt feel? Well, it's really weird for a laptop. But it's good too. You can probably get a picture of it by looking at the pictures below, but it's a ribbed texture that feels similar to a washboard or the roof of a dog's mouth. The coral color blends in perfectly with Pixel 3's "Not Pink" aesthetic, and I feel like she's going to look at home next to the Oh So Orange Pixel 4 as well.
The next thing you'll notice when you first get your hands on the Pixelbook Go is its smooth, matte finish. This model, the "Not Pink" model we told you about last month, has a seemingly painted coating similar to that of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. It feels softer than this – almost as smooth as the matte glass surface on the back of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. That's about the best I can describe right now.
While the color undoubtedly is pronounced on the underside, the "non-pink" sounds as it is called above. As you can see in the photos below, the lighting, the camera angle, the exposure and other factors can influence the show through of the "pink". As with Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the color is subtle. I like that though – it really makes this model accessible to everyone, regardless of their personal taste.
As you can see in the following pictures, the Google Pixelbook Go prototype that we need to check out has a wildcard logo that reads "The G" logo:
Elsewhere on the outside of the laptop, you'll find some interesting connectors and design options you trust. Besides the "Not Pink" pixel 3, you may not even notice a difference when looking at the USB-C connector on the left side. The Pixelbook Go, however, is characterized by a peculiarity compared to Google's flagship smartphones, namely a 3.5 mm headphone jack. This is located next to the USB-C port and the charging LED on the left, while the right side is flanked by another USB-C port. As I said earlier, the lighting conditions can significantly change the look of this object. The following two photos show the same laptop from different perspectives:
Opening the lid
You get a first glimpse of a view that may seem a bit familiar to you. Google will certainly try to soften this comparison in the next week, but we can not imagine that this laptop is not immediately referred to as "Google's MacBook". But before the most obvious comparisons can be made, let's take a look at the top half. At the top of the display is a camera (2 MP, as mentioned above), two far-field microphones to record "Hey Google" hotwords and a large 13.3-inch display (this is Full HD).
Looking at the bottom half of the device we have the famous Google Pixelbook keyboard (spoiler), a pair of front speakers (double spoiler, they sound great and much better than a MacBook 2016 – we compared them in the following video) and the trackpad. The trackpad is not so praiseworthy, but after our first impression not shabby at all. It's a traditional "springboard" trackpad and seemed to be responsive and responsive in our tests of this prototype. We'll take a closer look at the production units at the event next week.
On the keyboard is nothing too surprising Assistant button in the lower left corner, the usual home button on which the Caps Lock key is located on another keyboard, and the usual set of Chromebook buttons in the top corner. Like I said, this keyboard feels great when you type it. As you might expect, I think the first generation pixelbook comes closest to it. After a few hours, it's clear that Google has decided not to break what has not been broken.
What's in the Pixelbook Go?
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extends the width of your Pixelbook Go Depends on Configuration:
- Intel Core m3, i5, and i7 configurations
- 8GB or 16GB RAM
- 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB memory  2 front speakers  2MP front camera – 1080p at 60 frames per second
- Titan C-Chip
- Normal Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- 13.3-inch touch screen
- 16: 9 aspect ratio, both full HD or 4K options for "Molecular Display"
- Two USB-C connectors (each with associated LED)
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Two colors: "Just Black" and "Not Pink"  Some things you might notice are missing:
- Fingerprint sensor
- Support for PixelBook pens
Pixelbook Go is not the egg nzige device that is supported by Google will announce at its 10/15 event in New York City next month. We also expect the company to showcase the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, a second generation of its Nest Mini Smart Speaker, a new Nest Wifi and more. Take a look at our full summary to learn all the details as they unfold.
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