Did Google leak this image of the Pixelbook 2 with smaller bezels?

And we can add another image of a new Pixelbook with smaller bezels into the mix, just a few weeks prior to Google’s official hardware event on October 9. Only this one comes from an unexpected source: Google itself!

The above image was used on September 21 on Google’s own blog, spotted by Redditor Onesneakymofo — I don’t make the names up, I just report ’em — in a post about the new Google Safety Center. And although device images often have renders of what’s on the screen, I’ve never seen Google goof that up by using a larger screen image on a device in the past.

Here’s the full image:

The Pixelbook shown in the blog posts has the same small bezels we’ve already seen in a YouTube TV ad as well as ad spots on Facebook. Sure it could be a coincidence but if it is, it’s definitely an odd one. And given the prior leaks, I almost feel like Google let this one slip by on purpose since there have been so many leaks of the upcoming Pixel phones.

Maybe Google will be poking fun at itself on October 9, but if the new Pixelbook has smaller bezels, possibly a 3000 x 2000 higher resolution display and newer 8th-gen Intel processors to power Chrome OS and other operating systems, Google might be laughing last… all the way to the bank!

About the author

Kevin C. Tofel has covered technology since 2004. He's used ChromeOS since Google debuted the CR-48 in 2010, reviewing dozens of Chromebooks since then. He worked for Google's Chrome Enterprise team from 2016 to 2017, supporting the launch of Android app support. In his free time, he uses Chromebooks to learn software engineering at Launch School. In 2019, Kevin joined the CS Curriculum Committee at his local community college.

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One thought on “Did Google leak this image of the Pixelbook 2 with smaller bezels?

  1. I still think it’s artistic license in photoshop. The borders don’t match the earlier photoshops.

    Also, shouldn’t we be calling this a “larger display” instead of “smaller bezels”? 😉

    The screen dimensions above seems to be closer to 4:3 instead of 3:2. That seems out of character for Google, and inconsistent with other rumors like 3000×2000 resolution.

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