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Google's "Atlas" may be named the Pixelbook Go at its launch

The next Google Chromebook may be called the Pixelbook Go. (Source: The Inquirer)
The next Google Chromebook may be called the Pixelbook Go. (Source: The Inquirer)
Atlas is a code-name that has popped up in a few Chromebook-related leaks over the past few months. It is linked to development by Google and has been thrown around as a Pixelbook successor. Now, 9to5Google's sources claim that it is indeed part of this series, but not perhaps as some may have assumed.

According to 9to5Google and its sources, the "Atlas" Chromebook will be called the Pixelbook Go, and not the Pixelbook 2 as previous leaks may have suggested. This upcoming device is now slated as a 13.3-inch ultrabook. Furthermore, it may take a conventional clamshell form rather than assume the 2-in-1 functions seen in many recent devices of its category.

This latest report on what may be Google's next potential notebook also indicates that the Pokemon Pixelbook Go could have up to Intel Core i7 CPU options, although m3 and i5 chipsets are also apparently still on the table. It is now alleged to ship with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM and to have between 64 and 256GB in on-board storage (the nature of which is not mentioned in the latest leak on the subject.).

The "Pixelbook Go" is also rumored to have 2 USB type C ports, one on either side like a slightly older MacBook. All in all, it seems this machine as outlined is aimed at those for whom portable power is a top priority. It also has what could be characterized as Google hardware pricing: it may start at US$799. On the other hand, there is also mention of a 3.5mm headphone jack in this new leak.

Should this information prove valid, the Go will launch alongside the Pixel 4 series later this year. On that note, its colorways may include something like the Just Black and Not Pink shades seen in this line of phones in the past. Finally, the leak also offers scope for 4K options, something that has yet to be seen in that many Chromebooks to date.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-09-25 (Update: 2019-09-27)