A new rumor is floating around claiming the next Pixelbook that Google launches will be called the Pixelbook Go. The machine is tipped to debut at the Made by Google event to showcase fresh new hardware next month.
The Pixelbook Go reportedly lacks the 2-in-1 form factor of the Pixelbook and doesn't have support for the Pixelbook Pen. The new Pixelbook Go also rumored to lack the removable keyboard attachment of the Pixel Slate thanks to its more traditional clamshell laptop design.
The bottom of the laptop is rumored to have a "tactile feel" to make it easier to hold. The machine is supposed to be as light, or perhaps lighter than the original Pixelbook device thanks to extended use of magnesium alloy.
The Atlas machine that leaked in March is expected to be the Pixelbook Go that launches at the hardware event. Hardware rumors point to a 13.3-inch 16:9 aspect ratio touchscreen that will be offered in Full HD or 4K resolution depending on which version is purchased. The high-end 4K version is tipped to get the "Molecular Display" branding that the Pixel Slate offers.
Pixelbook Go will be offered in a range of hardware configurations with Intel Core m3, i5, and i7 CPUs with 8GB or 16GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage space. The audio system is promised to be more powerful than on previous Pixelbook machines with a pair of front-firing speakers. Pixelbook Go also reportedly has a pair of mics on the front, a 2MP front camera, Titan C chip, WiFi, and Bluetooth. Pricing is a mystery at this point, but is expected to start around $799.