Google released Pixelbook Go on October 27, 2019.
Go is marketed as a consumer laptop. But since this is a business-oriented site, we’ll take a corporate angle on this new Google offering.
If you’re not familiar with Chromebook’s Chrome OS, it’s a lightweight operating system that can be considered “browser first”—mainly a gateway to the cloud.
For those who have the need to run local apps, newer Chromebooks, including Go, have the Google Play store built-in. Fans of Microsoft apps can install Google Play versions of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
When You’re on the Go
We’ve long maintained on this site that a Chromebook is an excellent business travel companion. It’s lightweight. It has a long battery life. Most users don’t store any sensitive data on it.
The Pixelbook Go is marketed as “Made to move, with a lightweight design and long-lasting battery.”
Whether you’re traveling locally or taking a flight, consider leaving your Windows PC or Mac in the office and packing a Pixel Go or other Chromebook.
This is especially true if you use mainly cloud apps such as G Suite and Salesforce in your work.
Plus, you can sync your PC or Mac Chrome browser settings and bookmarks with your Chromebook through a Gmail or G Suite account.
Pixelbook Go Models & Features
There are four Pixelbook Go models to choose from. For business users who like to have a lot of browser tabs open, it’s worth going with the second from the top model, which has 16GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The processor is an Intel® Core™ i5, which provides plenty of power for business use.
For the top model, you’d pay a 40% premium ($1,399) to get double the storage and a 4K Ultra HD Molecular Display™. This one is more of a consumer model.
For security, Go has a built-in FIDO authenticator. Your company’s IT manager will appreciate this.
For listening to a webinar or other audio in a loud environment, Go has a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is an increasingly rare output port on devices.
Other features include:
- A 1080p camera
- A touchscreen display
- One button or voice access to Google Assistant
- A grippable base for more easily carrying without a case
It’s early, but so far Pixelbook Go is a good looking device for the business traveler.
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✅ What is Pixelbook Go?
Pixelbook Go is a designed-for-travel chromebook that was released by Google on October 27, 2019. Pixelbook Go comes in four models. The models range in cost from $649 to $1,399.
✅ What is a chromebook?
A chromebook is a laptop computer that runs Google’s Chrome OS. Chrome OS is a lighter weight operating system than Windows or iOS.
✅ Can I work on Excel spreadsheets with Pixelbook Go?
There are three ways you can work on Excel spreadsheets on a Chromebook. Open the spreadsheet in Google Sheets. Install the Excel Google Play app. Access Excel Online via the Chrome browser.
✅ What types of headphone connections are supported on Pixelbook Go?
Pixelbook Go supports bluetooth, a 3.5mm jack and USB-C connections.
✅ How much does Pixelbook Go weigh?
Pixelbook Go weighs under 2.5 pounds.