What's next for Google in the world of laptop notebooks? It involves getting thinner, as the company took the old Chromebook Pixel and rebranded it into the Google Pixelbook.
The new Google Pixelbook is touted as a high-end Chromebook, featuring a 12.3-inch display quad-HD touchscreen. It's also set to be convertible, with users able to use it as a tablet. That's mainly possible because it's the thinnest of Google's notebook products, at 10mm thin and weighing a meager 1kg. It should also offer up plenty of juice with 10 hours of battery life, with users able to get two hours of life off of a 15 minute charge.
Those using Pixel phones can take advantage of the Instant Tethering feature, which will allow the Pixelbook to automatically tether to a user's phone when it can't find a network. Users can use the network connection to access the Google Play store, among other functions.
While the Pixelbook has Google Assistant built in, right down to a button on the keyboard, Google will also sell a Pixel Pen stylus. The stylus will work directly with Google Assistant, allowing users to perform functions like instant dictionary definitions. Partnering with Wacom, Google was able to get the Pen to 10ms latency and 2,000 levels of sensitivity.
The Google Pixelbook will start at $999, with the Pixelbook Pen starting at $99. Pre-orders are set to begin today, with the Pixelbook set to arrive on October 31.