Google Pixelbook Go Review

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Sitting at the top of the Chromebook food chain we have the Google Pixelbook Go; A stylish, compact and well equipped number that runs the lightweight Chrome OS, and features a stunning 13.3-inch touchscreen that comes in either Full HD 1080p or 4K. The Pixelbook Go is very much efficient when running Android apps, and with a battery life that stretches up to 12 hours, it’ll stay running long enough for you to get your work done, even when on the go. The Google Pixelbook Go is powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, making it a super fast machine that’s capable of starting-up in seconds. As you’ll soon find out, the range of options available is one of the reasons that this laptop makes a good pick, and to see why it sits at the top of our best chromebook list, make sure to get to the end of this Google Pixelbook Go review.

Why We Like It – Google Pixelbook Go

Powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, the Google Pixelbook Go is one chromebook that can take almost anything you’ll throw at it. With a 4K screen and a rigid, compact design, the chromebook will go anywhere you want it to, and do a lot more as you’ll see in this Go review.

Pros
  • Long 12-hour battery life
  • Light weight
  • Super Slim design
Cons
  • No fingerprint scanner

Performance

Just like the Original Pixelbook, the Go version comes with Google Assistant included as a feature, and lets you use it just as you would on a regular Android smartphone. On top of that, the Pixelbook Go’s Core i7 processor keeps things super snappy (snappier than the ASUS C302 Flip Chromebook), and the fact that it uses a very light operating system also helps a great deal. Connectivity-wise, the Pixelbook Go features one USB C port on its right that allows for fast charging, and another on the left that;s just next to a headphone jack. One would argue that just two USB C ports may not be enough, but we think two are just fine.

Design

The Pixelbook Go comes in a design that’s not that far off from your normal laptop or ultrabook, save for the fact that it’s a lot thinner and much lighter. Weighing barely 2 pounds, which is heavier than the HP Chromebook X2, it’s unlikely that you’ll get tired of placing the Pixelbook Go on your lap. The chromebook comes in an all too familiar clamshell design, and at 13.3-inches, it offers a bit more screen real estate than you’d get with the Pixelslate at 12.3-inches. Aside from that, the one area where the Pixelbook Go Google chromebook stands out has to be its ridged bottom. This new look gives it a better grip, and also makes it stand out in terms of its looks.

Value

If you’re able to sacrifice some processing speed to slash off a few dollars from the price, then you can opt for the option that features a Core i5 processor, or at the very least, a core M3. Also, one of the things that makes the Pixelbook Go stand out from its predecessor, the Pixel Slate, is it’s screen’s 16:9 aspect ratio. It’s only beaten slightly by the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 at 16:10 ratio, but all in all, this wide screen format makes it easy to view even two apps running at the same time, and thus helps you increase your productivity. The Pixelbook Go also receives a lot of praise for its keyboard, as it makes typing on it an absolute joy thanks to a short travel and a smooth feel.

Google Pixelbook Go Wrap Up

As you’ve probably found out in this Pixelbook Go review, not many other competitors are likely to measure up to the features that the Pixelbook Go has in store, and this is why we have it ranked as the best chromebook out of the three that Google has put out. It’s great for portability since its super light, and has a day’s long battery life to get everything you need done.

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Kenn Muguna

Kenn is a writer that's fascinated by all things tech. Having been born curious about how everything works, he spends his time taking things apart to put them back together, and shares what he finds out through writing.

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