I just love my Pixelbook Go – it’s the best laptop I’ve ever used. The machine has enough power to get me through my work day without having to do any major thinking about what my next move might be and the fact that it’s always online means that I don’t have to worry about it being offline when I need it most. Plus, the battery lasts long enough that I can take it with me on any flight or train ride and not have to worry about whether there will be outlets available when I get where I’m going. There are just so many reasons why this has become my go-to machine!
What is it?
The Google Pixelbook is a new Chromebook that packs a punch. The laptop has impressive specs and can tackle any task you throw at it. This is thanks to the Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. It also features a 10-hour battery life, so you won’t have to worry about charging during your flight or day out. Plus, this powerful machine only weighs 2 pounds!
If there are two things that we all need in our lives as modern professionals they are the ability to work remotely while on-the-go and reliable security software. The Google Pixelbook manages both! With Instant Tethering, this powerhouse device will turn into your personal hotspot in seconds by connecting directly with your phone.
Design and display
The Google Pixelbook is a 12.3-inch laptop with a 2160×1440 display that weighs just 1.2 pounds. The laptop isn’t much bigger than an iPad, and it’s so light and thin that you might forget that it has a battery inside. Its 360-degree hinge is great for using in tablet mode, or flipping back to give yourself more room to type on the keyboard. It can get dinged up if you’re not careful, but then again, it doesn’t have any ports besides USB-C. It charges via USB-C too (though the power brick is large). You’ll need a dongle or two if you want to use any of your old peripherals.
The battery life on this laptop is phenomenal. It can last for up to 10 hours on a single charge and take only 2 hours to fully recharge. Since it’s an e-reader, it has a built-in light so you can read at night without any issues.
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Keyboard, trackpad, and stylus
The keyboard is one of the best parts of this device. The keys are spaced out nicely, each with a satisfying amount of travel and feedback. The trackpad is also excellent, as it’s responsive, accurate, and has a great feel to it. It also doubles as a fingerprint sensor on this device. This laptop also has stylus support and palm rejection for drawing or writing in programs like Sketchable or OneNote.
The only downside to this device is that it doesn’t have any ports at all. You’ll need an adapter if you want to plug anything in, but luckily they’re pretty cheap and easy to find online or at your local electronics store.
Should you buy it?
I would recommend the Google Pixelbook to any student, professional, or power user who wants a light and powerful laptop that is always up-to-date. It is worth noting that this isn’t a cheap device, so it may not be for everyone. But if you want a quality machine with years of potential updates in front of it and don’t mind spending a few hundred dollars to get it, then this is absolutely worth your money.