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- Screen Size: 13.3 inches
- Max Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Processor: core_i5_8200y
- RAM: 8 GB RAM
- Hard Drive: 128 GB SSD
- Chipset Brand: Intel
- Card Description: Integrated
- Wireless Type: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Average Battery Life (in hours): 12 hours
Pixelbook Go is the Chromebook that goes anywhere, then keeps going. Its barely 1 kg and is just 13 mm thin, so its easy to bring along. And with up to 12 hours of battery life, you can go unplugged virtually all day. An 8th-Gen Intel Core processor and Chrome OS keep you moving fast. The Titan C security chip and built-in anti-virus software help protect your data, so you can go without worry. Whether youre collaborating on a Google Doc in a cafandeacute; , catching up on emails during a flight or watching movies while on vacation, you can do more on the go. Weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process. Up to 12 hours of use. Battery performance is based on a mix of standby, web browsing and other use. Actual results may vary. Requires the battery to be at least 5% charged, the device to be inactive and use of the included charger. Actual results may vary. Approximate battery life based on a mix of talk, data, standy, mobile hotspot and use of other features, with always on display off. An active display or data usage will decrease battery life. Actual results may vary. Auto-updates require an Internet connection. Intel and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U. S. and/or other countries. Storage specifications before formatting; actual formatted capacity will be less.
Coming from a Pixelbook, even after just 1 day of using the Pixelbook Go, I am finding that I prefer so many things about it, particularly the excellent keyboard, speakers, and battery life. The trackpad is also very good. The screen seems very good to me with plenty of brightness and good resolution for internet browsing, documents, photos, spreadsheets, and the like. I like that the Go is a bit smaller and lighter than the Pixelbook. It feels very solid to me, more so than the Pixelbook. It's a keeper for me. I have the cheapest version with the M3 processor and it seems perfectly fine for general use. I haven't run into any slowdowns yet, but I also don't do any gaming or video editing, just general internet use.
Brilliant laptop! The build quality is top notch and everything from the keyboard and track pad to the full HD screen is a very pleasant and premium experience. I got the base model and I think for most people that's all you need unless you need more storage. Chrome OS is lightweight already, so the laptop has absolutely zero performance issues with it's configuration. The battery is stellar, I'm getting nearly 12 hours before having to charge, and it has fast-charging capabilities when you do have to. The only limitations are Chrome OS, which isn't a problem for me since I'm only using things like google docs and sheets for school. If you need programs for heavy photo or video editing or if you're planning to play anything more intense than an android game than this laptop isn't for you. But if you need a beautiful, fast and simple OS that allows you to answer emails, write a few documents and watch some Netflix with ease than look no further than this machine.
Let’s be honest, a laptop is a laptop, at the end of the day not much to them except screen, looks and how it all is put together. I have a windows pc for gaming, but when I want an easy to use all arounder I love using chromebooks. I have a pixel slate but wanted a regular laptop for school work to take with me anywhere I am going to go. Rather than go over another typical laptop review I mean there is really nothing I can add except tell you why I choose it over the competition.What I want in a laptop: looks, good battery life, good keyboard, nice display, thin/light, reliable, good price and decent performance.The go versus:Asus 425/433/434: these are probably the biggest competition in price, looks and performance, The issue with the 434 is the lack of reliability with numerous reports for users. At 3.2 lbs it is kinda heavy, and the 433 has a cheap keyboard deckHp/Dell 14 inch: I put these both together because they are similar and they both are very heavy approaching closer to 4 lbs. To give you an idea my 15.6 gaming laptop weighs 4.8 lbs. The dell is not very attractive to me and more bland. The HP is attractive but still heavy, not a bad choice, but not the best option IMO.Acer Spin 13: very premium, but more of an industrial design, also heavy, great performance though. UHD display.Pixelbook: probably the best alternative, and checks a lot of boxes but I find the large bezels very dated. Still expensive if you want to buy it new.Samsung plus V2: another good alternative with a metal lid. Under 3 lbs and not bad looking. The bottom portion is plastic and it does feel like it. Plain 1080p panel.The pixelbook go has a good 1080p panel which you don’t find often in chromebooks unfortunately. Outside of the pixelbook the go is the only other one under 2.5 lbs. It is also thin. Slim side bezels. Great speakers and keyboard. The go checks all my boxes for a laptop perfect for this my masters program.When I first heard the go announced I was upset in the pricing, but then I compared it to the competition. At regular price almost all the competition sells at $599. The base pixelbook go that I bought is $649. The go is $50 dollars more but compared to the rivals it has a leg up on build quality and looks with many of them. Now most of the other laptops I mention they have been on sale for significantly lower than msrp so you might want to consider that. There also is no fold-able display like many of the others, which for me has less meaning for the way I use the device.What google did was refine the basic laptop and wrapped it in a pretty bow, which is the same thing that surface laptop, macbook air have done.