This fall again, Google will organize a major conference to present the brand's new products. Apart from its Wear OS smartphones, headphones and watches, the computer giant is also reportedly considering showing off the second generation Pixelbook . The developers of XDA believe that the latter is codenamed "Atlas". According to a new report, it will be equipped with a 4K display .
Note that the company's first Pixelbook launched at Google's fall conference last year. This year's conference is therefore the perfect time to launch a new product in the same range.
It will be necessary to wait for the official announcement of Google to know if the Pixelbook 2 really exists. For now, we can only advance speculation.
Pixelbook: a high-end Chromebook
First of all, let's remember that the Pixelbook is a high-end version of Google's initial Chromebook. Furthermore, users were quite impressed with the performance of the first Pixelbook announced in October 2017:
- A convertible device
- A touch screen
- A device supplied with a stylus
- Compatible with Linux applications
The characteristics of the Pixelbook 2
The first rumor of a Pixelbook 2 was started by leaker Evan Blass towards the end of July 2018. Little information about Google's product has since leaked onto the internet. However, we have some information about its characteristics.
According to Evan, the new hybrid device will have even thinner bezels than its predecessor and should be released before the end of 2018.
According to the developers of XDA, it will have a 4K display and 8 GB of RAM. It may not have any SD card slot, just like its predecessor.
On the other hand, it will be equipped with a physical button for the Google Assistant.
A device running Windows 10?
Some rumors suggest that the Pixelbook 2 will be released with a new operating system. Despite the improbability of this rumor, we know that engineers at Google have been working for a few months on installing an alternative system – and different from Chrome OS – on its new devices.
In addition, a new system could be an effective selling point for consumers.
That's all we can say for now, we will have to wait for the Google conference in October to have a confirmation.