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Huge Google leak reveals new Pixelbook with Android app support

The new Google Pixelbook runs Chrome OS and supports Android apps. (Source: Droid Life)
The new Google Pixelbook runs Chrome OS and supports Android apps. (Source: Droid Life)
A big leak out of Mountain View has seen the new Google Pixelbook revealed before its official launch set for October 4. Not previously picked up by the rumor mill, the device will come in three main configurations.

After an absence of over 12 months, a juicy leak has resulted in the early reveal of the next premium Chromebook from Google. Rather than calling the third-generation model the Chromebook 3, Google has opted to call the new device the Google Pixelbook. What’s more, the new device also supports a new Google-branded stylus.

Expected to be officially unveiled at the Google Pixel 2 launch event on October 4, the leak suggests that the Pixelbook will come in three storage configurations. According to Droid Life, we can the following pricing/configuration options:

  • 128 GB model @ US$1199
  • 256 GB model @ US$1399
  • 512 GB model @ US$1749

While Google’s Chromebook Pixel notebooks always seemed like overkill, the new Android app support built into the latest version of the company’s thin-client Chrome OS may help to explain the return of this concept to the market. The addition of the Pixelbook Pen (US$99) should also help to broaden its overall appeal particularly when taking advantage of its new 2-in-1 form convertible form factor.

Although the Pixelbook's predecessors all ran Intel x86 chips, Chrome OS has been coded for ARM processors as well. It pricing suggests, however, that Intel's more expensive silicon is on board. We can only hope that it will be running Intel's 8th-gen silicon -- it might help to make those who purchase it feel better about parting with the cash normally forked out for a high-end Windows notebook.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2017-09-20 (Update: 2017-09-20)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.