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Google Pixelbook Go Review 2021

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With the arrival of the Google Pixelbook Go, the price of entry to the Google product line has become more accessible to consumers. Due to Google Pixelbook’s premium price, it’s way over most people’s budget. That makes this new arrival a welcome and certainly appreciate the addition to the roster.

Of course, to keep the price relatively low – this still isn’t the cheapest Chromebook on the market, certain sacrifices need to be made. More premium features like a biometric login are missing, for example. And, while the base configuration is affordable, the higher ones are more expensive, which gives you less value for your money.

Still, Google Pixelbook Go comes with a few features you won’t find in Apple’s best offerings – the 1080p webcam, impressive battery life, and impressive keyboard are certainly enough to convince those looking to move on from the iPad OS ecosystem. And, it’s still the proposition available if you want to get into the Google product line without burning a hole in your pocket. Even if those with the dough will still find the flagship Pixelbook to be their go-to option, for most of us, the Go is the ideal choice.

Google Pixelbook Go keyboard

It has one of the best keyboards we’ve ever used on a laptop. (Image credit: Future)

Spec sheet

Here is the Google Pixelbook Go configuration sent to TechRadar for review:

CPU: 1.3GHz Intel Core i5-8220Y (dual-core; 4MB cache; boost up to 3.9GHz)
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 615 (300MHz)
RAM: 8GB LPDDR3
Screen: 13.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080; 166 ppi) LCD touchscreen (16:9; 72% NTSC)
Storage: 128GB eMMC
Ports: 2 x USB-C 3.1 (charging and display out), 3.5mm headphone jack
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac, 2×2 MIMO, dual-band); Bluetooth 4.2
Cameras: 1080p Duo Cam (2MP, 60 fps)
Weight: 2.3 pounds (1,061g)
Size: 12.2 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches (311 x 206.3 13.4mm; W x D x H)

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