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Next-gen Pixelbook 2 Google Chromebook leaks out in pictures

The new Pixelbook looks to have ultrathin bezels for a notebook. (Source: Chrome Unboxed)
The new Pixelbook looks to have ultrathin bezels for a notebook. (Source: Chrome Unboxed)
Google's next-generation Pixelbook 2 has leaked out ahead of launch by the company itself as part of a Facebook advertisement. Also present in the ad is what looks to be the notch-less smaller Google Pixel 3 leaving little to be revealed during Google's official October 9 launch event.

Like Apple, Google has had a hard time keeping a lid on its supposedly top-secret devices ahead of their official launch events. In the lead up to Google’s official launch event for the Pixel 3 on October 9, nearly everything that we wanted to know about its latest smartphones has already been revealed. Now, just one month out from its official reveal, it appears Google itself has spoiled its own launch for the next generation Pixelbook codenamed “Nocturne.”

Although there is some speculation that the device will feature a detachable display, that can’t be confirmed by the photos revealed by Chrome Unboxed that we’ve seen. It remains possible that Google could have a second device up its sleeve — unless it leaks out too. As for “Nocturne,” well it looks like Google has gone all out on the display. The device pictured in the photo is about as bezel-less as we have ever seen on a notebook and instantly dates the original Pixelbook, although it does retain that device’s overall design aesthetic and functionality.

To date, we don’t know anything much about its chipset, but it is likely to pick up one of Intel’s 8th gen Core-series variants. As a guide, last year’s Pixelbook featured 7th gen Kaby Lake Core i5-7Y57 and Core i7-7Y75 processors, so it could be in line for Intel’s Kaby Lake R variants or later. The good news for people toying with the idea of getting a Chromebook is that Google looks to be on the verge of adding dual-boot support for Windows 10. If it does, this Pixelbook could be a major hit for the company.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-09-11 (Update: 2018-09-11)
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 been particularly interested in all things Apple, but also 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.