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Pixelbook Go review: Google’s cheap laptop is too expensive (Update: Two weeks later)

In 2013, Google released the Chromebook Pixel, a beautiful, weird, unabashedly high-end device meant to show other manufacturers what Chrome OS could do with more power than it needed. Google nerds were into it, but it didn't have much impact on the greater Chrome landscape. Following a 2015 hardware refresh and 2017's similarly pricey convertible Pixelbook, Google tried and failed to catch more mainstream attention with last year's Pixel Slate, an overpriced, badly-optimized two-in-one that sold so poorly the company actually gave up on making tablets. This year, Google is taking a different tack in trying to sell to normal people with the Pixelbook Go, a regular ol' Chrome OS laptop with regular ol' specs, starting at $650.

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Pixelbook Go hands-on: The second-best Pixelbook

Google unveiled the Pixelbook two years ago, and it instantly became the best Chromebook money could buy. We'd been hoping for a real update to the Pixelbook this year, but there is no Pixelbook 2. Instead, we have the new Pixelbook Go, which will exist alongside Google's older device. The Pixelbook Go starts at a much lower $649, but it's missing many of the features we liked most about the Pixelbook.

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You'll have to spend $1,400 to get a 4K screen on the Pixelbook Go

The Pixelbook Go isn't exactly cheap with a starting price of $649, and it can get way, way more expensive than that. The highest-spec model, which has a Core i7 processor and 16 gigabytes of RAM, costs a whopping $1,399 — and it's the only SKU that comes with a 4K display.

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The Pixelbook Go does not support the Pixelbook Pen

The new Pixelbook Go is leaving a lot of us confused. Instead of being a Pixelbook successor, the Go feels more like a cheaper, simpler option made to attract more users to the Chrome OS ecosystem. If you were already questioning whether it counts as an upgrade or not, we have one more clarification for you: The Pixelbook Pen doesn't work on the new Go.

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Google Store pre-orders are live for Pixel 4, Nest Mini, Pixelbook Go, and Nest Wifi

The Made by Google 2019 hardware event is now over, and that means it's time to order all the fresh goodness from the big G. Luckily, pre-orders are already live for all the new products, except Pixel Buds — you've got to wait until Spring 2020 for those.

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Google announces Pixelbook Go, available for pre-order today starting at $649

Like so many other would-be surprises today, we saw this coming: following a number of pretty comprehensive leaks, at its New York hardware event, Google has formally announced the Pixelbook Go, the newest in its line of high-end Chromebooks. The Pixelbook Go sports a more traditional laptop form factor than the Pixel Slate and Pixelbook that preceded it, and it's available for pre-order today.

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Watch today’s Made by Google 2019 event livestream here

Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know that Google has scheduled an event today to unveil all its new hardware gear. The Pixel 4, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini, and Nest Wifi are expected to debut there. If all the leaks haven't tempered your excitement and you still want to catch every bit of the livestream, you can watch it with us below.

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Google is not going to make the Chromebook of my dreams, and I have to let it go

I wanted so much more for Chrome OS. But when Google announces the expected "Pixelbook Go" on October 15, I expect to be left wishing for something that will simply never be.

From the moment they came on the scene I was excited about the concept behind Chromebooks: a light operating system that can run on cheap hardware and handle just about all of a person’s computing basics. Introduced at a time when Windows Vista was still a painful and recent memory and Apple was beginning to alienate longtime OS X devotees with frustrating changes (I still recall repeatedly shaking my fist at “El Capitan”), the idea of a simplified OS on commodified and trivially replaceable hardware seemed to me to be just what the industry, and millions of consumers, needed.

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Google's Pixelbook Go leaks in full with hands-on video

The Pixelbook Go has already been victim to a pretty comprehensive leak, but our friends over at 9to5Google have just gotten a full hands-on with a prototype of Google's upcoming Chromebook. Price aside, pretty much every detail has now been leaked, meaning that the October 15th event probably won't be all that interesting.

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What to expect at Google's October 15 Pixel launch event

We're just a week out from Google's October 15th hardware event, at which the company is expected to announce a pile of products, including the much-leaked Pixel 4. But there will be more to the next Made by Google event than just a new phone, plenty of other hardware (and software) is expected to land. Let's work through the list so that you know what to expect.

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