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It now seems pretty certain that Google will launch the Pixelbook Go on October 15 alongside the Pixel 4 smartphone series. 9to5Google got their hands on what looks like one of the final prototypes of the new Chromebook from Google. While we’ve heard rumblings about the Pixelbook Go in the past, this new leak takes things to the next level and shows the laptop in all its glory.

What you see above is a new 13.3-inch Made by Google Chromebook allegedly called the Pixelbook Go. This prototype model photographed by 9to5Google has a Full HD display, an Intel Core M3 processor and 8GB of RAM. However, the publication notes that you will be able to buy the Pixelbook Go in various other configurations based on display type, processor, RAM, and of course, price.

Here’s the full list of Pixelbook Go specs as provided in the leak:

  • Intel Core m3, i5, and i7 configurations
  • 8GB or 16GB of RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB storage options
  • 2 front-firing speakers
  • 2MP front camera – 1080p at 60fps
  • Titan C security co-processor
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • 13.3-inch touch screen Full HD or 4K
  • 16:9 aspect ratio on both display types
  • Two USB-C ports
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Two colors: “Just Black” and a “Not Pink”

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The back of the laptop bears a very Googley “Not Pink” color. You’ll notice that the bottom case has a unique ribbed texture to it, possibly for enhanced grip. The top has a smooth, matte finish and folks over at 9to5Google say it feels like the glass back on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Open it up (see top image) and you see a MacBook-like design. The 2MP camera rests on top of the 13.3-inch display. It also houses two far-field mics to pick up on Google Assistant voice commands.

The keyboard is the same as the previous Pixelbook with two speakers on either side of it. The device has a dedicated Assistant key, a home button and the familiar Chromebook keys on the top most row.

We’ll have to wait and see if this prototype unit get more modifications on the final production unit that will be unveiled next week. Until then, here is everything you can expect from Google’s October 15 hardware launch event.

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