Behold Chrome OS fans: The new Google Pixelbook. The rumors have been floating for months now that Google would be releasing an updated version of their Chromebook Pixel lineup and it looks like it is going to happen at the October 4th event. Droidlife, kings of the leaks today, has gathered a lot of information on this new Chromebook and if nothing else, it looks pretty sweet.
The Google Pixelbook will come in three variants: 128GB, 256 or 512GB of storage and will start at $1199 for the 128GB model. The 256GB model will be $1399 and the 512GB model will be an eye-watering $1749. For a Chromebook. Yep, it is going to be spendy. The Pixelbook will be a 2-in-1 design with a touchscreen and, of course, will support Android apps out of the box. As for the processor configuration, that’s not known yet but you can bet it will be an Intel based chipset.
There will also be a Pixelbook Pen on offer with the Chromebook itself. The $99 add-on will be pressure sensitive with tilt support but not much else is known at this time.
Much like the Pixel phones from Google, the Pixelbook will be aimed at providing the ultimate Chrome OS experience. The question is if you want that for the price? No matter how you look at it, $1199 is expensive for any computing device (although it is cheaper than a top end iPhone X). A lot will depend on the internals as to if it is worth the price tag. But for those who want that premium experience, you will have a new option in just a few weeks.
Source: Clinton Fitch