The Google Pixelbook Go finally brings an accessible price point to a majority of consumers and we couldn’t be happier about it. For all those avid Google Pixelbook fans who are in search of a stylish, newfangled, and innovative Chromebook, your wishes have come true – and you don’t have to spend a grand either! With Google Pixelbook Go Chromebook, you get all the stylish and sleek designs of a Pixelbook and a variety of new functions and features.
If you are planning to buy a Google laptop, we recommend you read this review to fully clue yourself up before you commit to purchasing one. We’ll be covering all aspects, from design to performance, without leaving out the smallest detail.
In this post, let’s not waste any more time and hop right into this review.
Design and Appearance
Its sleek and impressive design and features all around make sure you use this Chromebook for office and professional purposes. Due to its portable design and lightweight build, it becomes highly ergonomic to move and travel keeping this laptop beside you as it only weighs around 2.3 pounds. To keep the gorgeous appearance and durability well-blended you have its unibody aluminum exterior that matches contemporary parameters. Its 13.4mm slim profile works wonderfully for on-the-go users.
The display screen is a mere 13.3 inches display screen, adding to its portability but also giving you a great chance to enjoy a vivid gamut of colors. With a 1,920 x 1,080 pixels ratio, you can lean on its visual capacity for online streaming, light gaming, making Zoom meetings, watching Netflix, and more.
Also, Google Pixelbook Go features a highly interactive touchscreen that lets you do precise navigation and you can control the scrolling in an innovative manner. The touch screen does not compromise on the durability and longevity factor at all, and the durable alloy base on the display screen readily serves youtube right away! Its 16:9 aspect ratio and 166 ppi pixel density further elucidate the visual performance.
CPU, RAM, and Performance
And now, let’s talk about the internal specification and configuration of the Google Pixelbook Go Chromebook. It comes with the Intel Core i5 Processor with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Due to the installed SSD the loading time, faster boot time, and efficient performance is guaranteed. You can also choose the same laptop in the i5 category but the storage would be 512 GB NVME SSD. The same model is available for core i5 CPUs as well that deliver buttery-smooth performance no matter what you do.
Mainly this laptop is best for making assignments, online streaming, making zoom meetings, and more. You can also grade it from 16 GB RAM and 128 GB of NVMe storage which uplifts and boost the performance overall. If you are a serious laptop person who wants to get the most out of every feature, Google Pixelbook Go would be your ultimate search.
For the i5, you have a clocking speed of 1.3 GHz with a boost of up to 3.4 GHz, on the other hand, the Core i7 comes with.3 GHz clock speed which has a limit of up to 3.6 GHz. Whichever specification you choose, be it i7 or i5, this laptop will never slow down the pace of multitasking, faster booting, and quickly loading heavy apps.
Ports and Wireless Communication and Audio
You have two USB Type-C ports on this laptop designed on the regular sides of this gear. The audio jack is also there and delivers crystal-clear audio for zoom meetings and making conference calls. Furthermore, this laptop comes with an efficient 1080p HD Camera, and Bluetooth, which is all about a swift approach.
Its sound quality has been praised by many professional users who have to make calls on a daily basis out of work. However, personally, I didn’t like the bass and the clarity of the audio is somewhat shrill. Still, the overall audio would deliver you great results for regular working. Also, many of us use headphones or other such devices for listening to our favorite tunes which ultimately makes the sound quality of Google Pixel Go reliable.
If you could find a laptop that is smart enough to output all day long battery then Google Pixelbook Go Chromebook would be your absolute pick. It’s designed with a cell internal battery that is efficient to perform more than all day with up 11 hours of usage. Additionally, its fast charging feature never keeps you waiting.
Mainly it runs Chrome OS as the name already suggests. However you can also use it for another laptop or Macbook, but in that case, it would be costly. Its Chrome operating system certainly enhances the security to become higher standards. The update for security and protection from malware with the help of TPM technology would deliver seamless performance.
You can also link other laptops to Pixel devices that use the Chrome operating system. Unlike its previous models, Google Pixel welcomes you to operate and get the wider operating system gamut. Its integrated Google play store and the Android app let you compete with a pretty older OS.
If you are running low on budget, this laptop can be a little more challenging to have but since laptop buying is a one-time investment and you don’t purchase it every day, investing in the right gear would certainly be more worthwhile than regretting.
Overall, this laptop is pretty much responsive and comfortable to use, and above all the smart features are there. If you really want a slim and lightweight laptop that does justify the performance and swift approach to tasks, Google Pixelbook 12in Chromebook is all that you need.
Writer Graham Grieve brings two decades of technical communications experience to The Holy Tech coverage. Isaac contributes articles on laptops, tablets and PCs, alongside various software and hardware guides. Isaac is a former newspaper journalist who also worked in tech communications for some of the country’s biggest corporations. He also counsels and creates material for other technology publications and hosts a podcast.
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