Google Pixelbook codename Nocturne gets leaked renders
Earlier this summer, rumors regarding a new Google Pixelbook with narrow bezels version started to make the rounds. However, the latest leaked renders of an alleged Pixelbook model codenamed Nocturne reveal that the bezels have not really been reduced at all. This might be a different, more affordable model than the leaked next gen Chrome OS Pixelbook 2.
The latest leaked renders were found by the guys over at About Chromebooks on the Brydge site. These reveal a new docking keyboard design, suggesting that the upcoming Pixelbook could be a 2-in-1 device. The tablet part appears to feature a USB-C connector on the lower left side, which might be mirrored on the right side, as well. Apparently, the side bezels were not reduced too much in order to integrate a pair of thin speakers.
Additionally, a fingerprint scanner seems to be integrated in the upper left side of the tablet, as depicted in the second render. The SD card slot seems to have been dropped, and the holes in the upper side imply that there should be at least two microphones supporting acoustic echo cancellation.
According to About Chromebooks, the new Pixelbook should be equipped with Intel’s gen 8 ULV processors and is expected to be revealed with the Pixel 3 / XL smartphones on October 9.