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Google Pixelbook codename Nocturne gets leaked renders

The new leaked renders suggest that there might be two versions of the Pixelbook 2. (Source: T3)
The new leaked renders suggest that there might be two versions of the Pixelbook 2. (Source: T3)
The latest leaked renders of the next gen Pixelbook tablet reveal a 2-in-1 design with a detachable keyboard. The tablet itself appears to feature at least one USB-C connector, thin speakers on each side of the display, a fingerprint sensor and acoustic cancellation microphone array around the edges.
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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.

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USB-C connector on the left lower side and thin speakers on each side of the displays (Source: AboutChromebooks.com)
USB-C connector on the left lower side and thin speakers on each side of the displays (Source: AboutChromebooks.com)
Fingerprint sensor plus microphone array on the upper side of the tablet (Source: AboutChromebooks.com)
Fingerprint sensor plus microphone array on the upper side of the tablet (Source: AboutChromebooks.com)

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1571 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2018-09-21 (Update: 2018-09-22)