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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.
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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
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1293 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-09-11 (Update: 2018-09-11)