Photos of new Google Pixel laptop leak ahead of launch next week and reveal unique rubber design and high-powered screen

  • The device will feature a rubber case that feels like the ‘roof of a dog’s mouth’
  • Called Pixel Go, the 13.3-inch device will be Google’s first 4K laptop
  • Google is expected to make the official announcement next week in New York

Google will release a brand new range of laptops with 4K screens and a unique rubber-grip design.

Details about the laptop, called Pixelbook Go, leaked today ahead of Google’s media briefing next week. 

The laptop will be 13.3 inches with a USB-C charging port, headphone jack, and 4K screen using Google’s ‘Molecular Display’ technology.

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According to leaked information, the Pixelbook Go (pictured above) will feature a 4K resolution display and an unusual rubber grip case.

According to leaked information, the Pixelbook Go (pictured above) will feature a 4K resolution display and an unusual rubber grip case.

The most distinctive feature of the new laptop, which 9to5Google was given advance access to via an anonymous source, is its shell, which features a rubber grip surface to make it easier to hold and more stable on surfaces.

According to the site, ‘it’s a ribbed texture that feels somewhat similar to a washboard or the roof of a dog’s mouth.’

The laptop will have a 2MP camera and two far-field microphones to support voice controls.

The Pixelbook Go will be officially unveiled on October 15th at Google's media briefing in New York. It is said to be designed with touchscreen abilities

The Pixelbook Go will be officially unveiled on October 15th at Google’s media briefing in New York. It is said to be designed with touchscreen abilities

PIXELBOOK GO SPECS 

Intel Core m3, i5, or i7 processors

8GB or 16GB of RAM 

64GB, 128GB, or 256GB hard drive

4K Molecular Display screen

13.3-inch touchscreen 

Two USB-C ports

Titan-C security chip 

2MP camera capable of recording 1080p and 60fps 

Two color options: ‘Not Pink’ and ‘Just black’ 

The device will come with a range of processor options from Intel, including Core m3, i5 and i7 options and ofter local hard drive options of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

It will also feature a 4K screen using Google’s ‘Molecular Display’ technology, a more power efficient form of LCD technology first introduced with the Pixel Slate tablet in 2018.

While third-party manufacturers like Lenovo have released Chromebooks with 4K displays, the PixelbookGo will be the first by Google.

Expect even more news and announcements next week, as Google is scheduled to announce a full range of new devices in New York on October 15th. 

The reveals are rumored to include the Pixel 4, an updated version of its smart speaker home assistant line, Nest, and more.



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