Google Pixelbook Go 13.3" Chromebook - Just Black (Intel 8th Gen m3/64GB SSD/8GB RAM/Chrome OS) -Eng
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- 8th Gen Intel Core m3 processor and 8GB of RAM delivers reliable performance for your everyday computing needs
- 64GB solid state drive lets you keep essential files close at hand for offline work
- 13.3-inch touchscreen display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 presents apps, webpages, and other content in sharp, vivid detail
- 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi keeps you connected to the web at fast speeds anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi hotspot
- Connectivity options include a USB Type-C, 2 display outputs, and a 3.5mm audio jack
- Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity allows you to wirelessly pair compatible devices, such as wireless speakers or a wireless mouse
- 12-hour battery life lets you go about your day without a charger, and a 20 minute charge can provide up to 2 hours of use
- Backlit keyboard, Hush Keys, and spacious touchpad offer quiet and accurate typing
- 8.3 million pixels and dual stereo speakers give you an amazing picture and brilliant sound
- Fanless design stays cool so that you can use it comfortably on your lap
- Weighs barely 1kg (2.2lb) and is an astonishing 13mm thin with a grippable design, making it portable and perfect for on the go
- Titan security chip and built-in anti-virus software help protect your data
- Preloaded with Chrome OS operating system, which offers built-in virus protection, automatic software updates, and easy access to your favourite Google apps such as Gmail, Google Docs, and more
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- Google Pixelbook Go
- 45 W USB-C Wall Power Adaptor
- USB-C Charging Cable (2 m/6.5 ft)
- Quick Start Guide
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Of the 459 reviewers who responded, 392 would recommend this product.
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- Fast Start up and Thin- 27 novembre 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] WOW this is a fast start and load time. You wouldn't think it would be this fast and so thin. I love how they have made the bottom with a rubber ridges on. I feel safe putting this on any surface i have no fear of it slipping off. This is very light and thin easy to carry around. Screen has a great picture on it and the SOUND is AWESOME i haven't seen a laptop with 2 speakers on top that sound this good. The touch screen is a great feature on this easy touch. The Battery life is good i haven't used it all up yet i want to use it for a whole day to see how long it really last. They make this so easy to use just unfold it and its on to start the set up only took 5min nothing hard just sign in to your Google and your good to go. This can go anywhere as light as it is doesn't really feel like you are hold any extra weight. I wont give you all the specs of the device like the GB, RAM or SSD size. I will just tell you i really enjoy this as my new device. I added pictures of the device so you can see what i'm talking about.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pixelbook Go – Productivity, Entertainment, & FUN- 12 décembre 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Wasn't really sure of what to expect choosing this Google Pixelbook Go 13.3" Touch-Screen Chromebook in exchange for an honest review. In the past Chrome OS has not been stellar, but now it turns out to be a great alternative to both Windows and Apple OS. So, after three weeks of constant use It appears to me that the Google Chrome Platform doesn't need the latest, greatest, most powerful Intel Chip, immense memory, or a huge hard drive to operate fast. It does quite well with the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor coupled with 8 GB Ram of memory and 128GB SSD. Amazing speed! What also makes this Pixelbook Go so versatile is that I can download numerous Android Apps and software from the Google Play Store like MS Word and Excel. WooHoo! In addition to Google Docs and Presentations this makes this laptop ideal for any kind of productivity for a home office, student, or any professional 'on-the-go'. Here is what I love about this Pixelbook Go: *** DESIGN & BUILD – The lightweight magnesium shell is cleverly designed with a matte black finish, ribbed bottom with two rubberized strips to keep this attractive unit from slipping on any hard surfaces. * I love that it is pretty much fingerprint resistant and classy looking too. This sleek unit weighs approximately 2.3 pounds. * It is designed to be super-portable, and as a laptop only. The ribbed bottom makes it easy to grip and carry anywhere. * At only a half inch thick, it is thin enough to slide in my backpack. It can also fit into a medium sized handbag, or carrier. * Love the rounded edges, which make this unit so easy to handle and comfortable in my lap. * What I like about using this unit in my lap is that it does not heat up like my larger Windows unit does. ** HARDWARE FEATURES – First, the keyboard is backlit, and is adjustable for brightness. The keys are illuminated, individually, without light escaping around the keys perimeter. The Hush Keys are silent and responsive to my touch. * A trackpad is conveniently placed in the very center of the unit. It is sensitive and can be adjusted to accommodate anyone's personal preferences. * The LCD, Touch Screen display is 13.3 inches with full HD, 1920x1080 pixels. I was impressed with the brilliance and quality while streaming Netflix Christmas movies with my Grand Kids. * The dual stereo speakers deliver unbelievable sound quality for a medium-sized unit, and can be enhanced by an EQ App downloaded from the Play Store for even richer performance. * The 2MP, 1080p front duo cams allow for dynamic videoconferencing in Google Hangouts. Impressive! * There are two USB-C ports and one 3.5mm headphone jack or auxiliary audio output. Either USB-C port can charge this unit using the included 6.5 foot charging cable with the 45W USB-C wall power adapter featuring fold in/out prongs. I discovered that there is a USB-C to SD card adapter, which allows me to use a 128GB SD card as additional storage. I can also use the second USB-C port to connect an additional screen display. * The WI-Fi connection is 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, which allows me to take advantage of my routers ability to MU-MIMO. It features a 2x2 MIMO dual-band Wi-Fi for even faster uninterrupted download speeds for video streaming. * For data storage the Pixelbook incorporates a 128 GB, flash, SSD drive, with low power draw on the battery and decreased heat production. * The Intel i5-8200Y processor is eighth generation, and uses very little power. It is a dual core processor featuring Intel's Turbo Boost technology. * This Pixelbook Go is also Bluetooth 4.2, which allows me to connect my BT mouse for more efficient scrolling and word processing functions, or, any other BT device like auxiliary speakers or even a printer. *** CHROME OS – Chrome features thousands of Android apps for productivity and entertainment. I downloaded MS Word and Excel from the Play Store so that I could use this laptop on the road for my part-time, consulting job. I am also impressed with Google Docs and Presentations. * Set-Up was very simple. All I needed was my Wi-Fi connection to my home router and my Google account as outlined in the included Quick Start Guide. The Pixelbook turns ON as I opened the unit. The on-screen instructions guided me through the whole set-up. It took approximately five minutes and I was ready to GO. * What I really appreciate is that Chrome features its own virus protection with automatic updates to includes updating the Chrome OS too. These updates operate in the background and do not require any user interface. This saves me money from buying additional third-party virus protection. Great! * The Chrome OS also provides cloud backups. I found that the more I use this OS the more I wonder if I ever really needed Windows. Chrome is a simple OS to learn, and very User-Friendly. Chrome OS is not bloated with unneeded add-ons and features like Windows, which require higher processing speeds, gobs of RAM memory, and a huge hard drive. * I am amazed at how fast this Pixelbook Go actually is. It automatically turns ON when I open it and goes directly to my designated Home Page in just a few seconds. I primarily use this Pixelbook Go for creating construction-related documents, e-mail, and streaming Netflix movies for entertainment. It performs all my activities with quick speed, which was an unexpected surprise and plus. YaHoo! * I can also connect my Android phone to my Pixelbook for 'Smart Lock' and message notifications. My Android phone can lock and unlock my Pixelbook if I so choose and allow me to both send and receive messages on my Pixelbook. * I can also sync with my Android phone to connect my Pixelbook to the Internet using my phone's mobile data (tethering). This comes in handy when there is no WI-FI connection and I need to have an Internet connection to my Pixelbook. * Be aware that the Pixelbook Go can only be BT connected to an Android phone for now. An IOS phone is not compatible at this time. *** BATTERY LIFE – For what activities I do and my settings of the backlit key brightness, and screen display levels allow me approximately 10 hours of battery use. YooHoo! About an hour less if I stream a movie. That is more then enough to last me one day of full use. *** SUMMARY – After three weeks of everyday use I am totally impressed with this Pixelbook Go. I highly recommend this Pixelbook Go as an efficient alternative to Windows and Mac. It allows me to be productive in creating both Word and Google Documents, and, is fantastic for streaming movies. Just the right size for people on-the-go. For its size processor it is one speedy machine with a simple Chrome OS for everyday computer activities. If you are considering serious gaming, photo, and, or, graphics editing, this machine may not fit your needs. However, I think it is an excellent choice for a student, and, plan on buying one for my Grandson, who is going to be in his first year of college this Spring. It's productivity Apps and Portability make this a great choice for him. If you buy one you won't be disappointed.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Top-of-the-Line Chromebook!- 16 novembre 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The new Pixelbook Go is Google’s latest series of Chromebooks, and it is absolutely fantastic. Apparently, it is intended to be a “scaled down” Pixelbook Chromebook. The Pixelbook Go is available in several configurations including this entry-level model which has an Intel Core m3 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 64GB of SSD storage. The next level model has an Intel Core i5 CPU with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The top tier has an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. All 3 CPUs are 8th generation. The first two models have Full HD, 1920x1080, 16x9 Aspect Ratio, 13.3” Touchscreen Displays, while the top tier model adds a 4k, Ultra HD Display. The Corning Concore glass touchscreen panels are very reflective, which is very typical of touchscreens and which also obviously readily collect fingerprints. The touchscreen is very responsive and pleasant to use. Inasmuch as Google used Corning Concore glass, it is reasonable to surmise that these are “One Glass Solution” (OGS) screens, which utilize a sheet of high-strength Concore Glass as the top sheet of the display panel, rather than a second sheet of glass being laminated to the top of the panel. This results in a thinner, lighter and more economical display panel, and undoubtedly contributes to the extremely thin, 0.5” thickness profile of the Pixelbook Go. Off-axis angle viewing is very decent, but of course the greater the off-axis angle, the more visibility, contrast and color fidelity deteriorate. Overall, the display genuinely appears to be excellent. It is bright and vivid, with good color rendition and color fidelity, and is very nice to view. Videos and TV streams look great and don’t suffer from buffering or lagging. The clamshell case is very impressive. The painted magnesium alloy case is a very elegant and high-end attribute. It both looks and feels very impressive, and it is reasonable to surmise that it is likely to be very durable. The bottom of the case is scalloped. Perhaps that is for structure, perhaps it is merely aesthetic, but perhaps it might have been designed to serve both as a heat-sink with the additional surface area, as well as providing convection cooling via the scalloped channels. In fact, when the computer is working hard, such as when running multiple video streams, the bottom of the Pixelbook Go, as well as the area above the keyboard get palpably warm. This Pixelbook Go is remarkably lightweight. The specifications claim 2.3lbs (1061g). The size, weight and tough magnesium case really make this easy to move around and easy and convenient to carry and makes it the default travelling device. On initial setup, the Pixelbook Go commenced a lengthy update process which evidently included updating most or all of the apps as well as the device’s firmware (including a notification that the touchpad firmware was being updated). Flashing the firmware is likely what consumed most of the time. As is standard with all Chromebooks, setup is extremely easy, and if you choose to sync devices, all browser shortcuts, passwords, etc. will be automatically imported to this device during the initial setup process. The backlit keyboard has very nice feel and key rebound, and relatively quiet sound. Key travel is short, and the keyboard is compact, necessarily constrained by the dimensions of the case. Typing is very comfortable with this high-quality keyboard, and I find backlighting to be absolutely indispensable, and an absolute necessity. When the Pixelbook Go is sleeping, touching any key or the touchpad awakens the display and backlit keyboard. The touchpad is oversized and responsive, a nice and convenient attribute. Even in this base configuration with the Core m3 CPU and 8GB of RAM, the Pixelbook Go performed very well with many open browser windows and tabs and multiple live-TV streams running simultaneously. I really expected the unit to choke with a far less demanding load on the CPU and video sections. This performance was truly very impressive. This is a very powerful and capable Chromebook. This base, entry-level configuration is not at all inferior or insufficient. In fact, it is genuinely excellent. The battery life on the Pixelbook Go is really great. Google claims up to 12 hours of use, but obviously battery life is extremely dependent on how the computer is being used, and especially how much time the screen is active. I’m finding that all-day use for browsing, email (many), live-streaming news broadcasts, etc. is well within the battery capacity. In fact, during the course of a single day I used the Pixelbook Go extensively, with at least 7 to 10 tabs or browser instances active throughout, the screen/display kept on throughout and including 6.5 hours of live-streaming TV in addition to the foregoing. After 11.5 hours of this very heavy utilization, 11.5 hours of screen on including 6.5 hours of live-streaming broadcast TV, the Pixelbook Go reported 6% remaining battery capacity. If this Pixelbook Go had only typical, intermittent use during the day, and the screen was allowed to turn off and the computer had any time of no activity in which to “sleep”, I am certain that the run-time would have exceeded the claimed 12 hour capacity. In fact, with this very heavy use example, I’m confident that the battery would have kept the Chromebook alive for another 0.5 hours, easily. Demonstrating fantastic battery performance, coupled with the superior portability of the Pixelbook Go, this is obviously the Chromebook to take along when away from home. The camera works well, but is nothing special. It’s fine for video chats (its intended purpose). The audio is stereo (of course) and sounds excellent. The audio quality, fidelity, volume and projection were all very good, and the stereo separation has a nice spatial quality that makes the Pixelbook Go pleasant to listen to. There is a headphone jack and Bluetooth headphones are of course supported. The Wi-Fi performance is also excellent. The Wi-Fi specs include: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2x2 (MIMO), dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz), and it utilized the full available bandwidth of the Wi-Fi stream, with its 2x2 Mimo. Whereas almost everything about the hardware platform of the Pixelbook Go appears to be first rate, Google clearly economized on the number of ports provided. There are only two USB-C ports (one on each side) and a headphone jack (3.5mm). Additionally, one of those USB-C jacks must be used for battery charging. There is no SD Card slot and no USB-A ports to accept the ubiquitous USB thumb drives that we all use. At the price levels of these computers, there really should be more connectivity options, inclusive of SD Card acceptance. A perplexing matter is that of the pre-established obsolescence schedule for all Chromebooks and Google Pixel phones. Chromebooks, irrespective of manufacturer, are currently only supported for 6.5 years (thankfully increased from 5 years in 2017) with OS and Security updates (termed the “Auto Update Expiration (AUE) date” by Google). The 6.5 years begins when the particular hardware platform is initially released into the retail channel (not from when the particular model enters the marketplace, nor when the computer is purchased). Pixel phones receive only three years of support. This Pixelbook Go is replacing a less than five year old Acer Chromebook that has already received its “final update notification” from Google. It still operates perfectly well, but without Security updates it is destined for consignment to oblivion. These support policies do not appear to be in the best interests of consumers. Additionally, since most electronics in the US are not recycled (and many components are not recyclable at all), these end of life policies increase the amount of landfill waste and environmental pollution. Overall, the Pixelbook Go is absolutely a first rate, top-of-the-line Chromebook. It is quite powerful and fast. It is compact and light-weight, and epitomizes portability and convenience. The case is elegant and a good measure above typical computers, with its thin profile and sleek magnesium shell. The display is also outstanding, and in addition to being full HD, it is a touch-screen. The battery performance is truly excellent, exceeding expectations. The keyboard sounds and feels great, and is backlit. It does everything very well, and its performance is clearly superior to many other Chromebooks, and certainly far better than one might anticipate from a “base-level” configuration. The Pixelbook Go is fantastic, and a pleasure to use. I am extremely impressed with the Pixelbook Go, and I am genuinely enjoying it. It is a wonderful Chromebook that is worthy of accolades. Of course, I recommend it highly.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice Hardware with mediocre OS- 23 novembre 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The laptop hardware is very slick, it's thin and feels really sturdy, but also portable. You also get a nice screen that is also a touch screen. And the battery life is amazing as well, even when using the laptop to watch videos. The setup is easy too, but when you start using ChromeOS that's where the Pixelbook starts to feel limited. It's pretty much like running Chrome on a Windows PC, but you can only browse the web. You have the ability to run Android apps, but most that I tried just don't look good as Andriod for tablet never took off and many don't work. If you're an advanced user you can install Linux apps which makes the laptop more useful, but most people won't do this. If you are heavily a google user and don't need to do more then use a web browser, this may be for you. For most people though I would recommend either going with an iPad or a Windows PC that generally will give you more than the Pixlebook Go due to the limits of the OS currently. The hardware is nice, and with improvements to Chrome OS maybe this will be a decent laptop down the road, but for now, there are better options.No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
- Pixelbook Go is a Go!- 16 novembre 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The Build- Wow! It’s been a minute since I’ve used a Chromebook, a few years back I purchased one for some graduate classes I was taking. This Chromebook feels amazing. Super light, and thin. I’ve been using it for a few days, and I am still pleasantly surprised when I pick it up. The entire frame of the laptops is constructed from magnesium, which is great when you first pickup because it’s nice and cool to the touch. It is easy to open up with one hand, which is a nice bonus. The ridges on the bottom are great as a grip to hold on to, and I think also make it a little easier to keep clean. Seriously, this is super portable; I kept asking my family to pick it up to feel how light it is. The Screen and Sound- Spotify, Youtube, Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV+; these are all the services I have been using since the day I received it. The screen is great, videos look crispy, and the speakers are amazing. Easy to see in well lit areas, and I normally keep the brightness between 50-75%. Speakers are great for streaming music or watching movies/shows. This thing gets very loud, about 50% is way more than enough for me. Music and videos are clear. There’s good separation in highs, mids, and lows. Lows are definitely a little on the weak side, but I think that’s just a sacrifice of the size and weight of the chromebook. Battery- I’m an educator, and I decided to take this with me for a few days instead of my usual device. Used it most of the day, between lessons, and again when I got home for some entertainment and news. Finished the day with just slightly under 40% battery left. I am absolutely comfortable leaving the charger at home for a day of work. Productivity- I was a little worried in transitioning my workflow to ChromeOS. I primarily use Windows 10 or iPadOS for most of my work. I did have a slight adjustment period, but then I realized that most of the work that I do is already being done in a Chrome browser on those other 2 platforms so the transition was minimal. Also, as a huge bonus, all the work that I get done on this in Google Docs, Slides, etc is saved to the Google Drive automatically, and I can retrieve it from pretty much any device (phones, tablets, computers) that are online. If you need to share the file to someone who is not using Google services you can share it with them as an Office file (Word, Excel, etc.) You also have the option of just downloading the Android Office apps from the Google Play Store, or using their online services and using that as well. The apps work very much like their Windows 10 counterparts, and are also able to save to the cloud. Overall, I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in a lightweight, portable device that wants great battery life, a good touch screen, and great sound. It’s become my go to device.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.