I’m not sure if this is in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Chromebooks or it’s just a happy coincidence but if you’re looking for a new Chromebook, you’re in luck. The Google Store is discounting Pixelbook Go Chromebooks by $50 to $150, depending on the model you choose.
The base model with an Intel m3 processor isn’t part of this sale, but that’s OK. I’d recommend starting with the next configuration up with a Core i5, which is what I reviewed. Normally priced at $849, you’ll pay $799. Move up to a doubling of memory and that $999 model currently costs $899. For the power-users who want it all with a Core i7, the $1,399 configuration is reduced to $1,249.
While there are plenty of newer Chromebook options available today, I still think the Pixelbook Go is a great choice. Unless you have very specific needs the Go doesn’t meet, I don’t think you can go wrong by choosing it.
When I re-reviewed the Pixelbook Go four months after my initial deep dive, that’s the feeling I had:
…any average Chromebook user would likely be very happy with the Pixelbook Go — even the base model — provided they don’t want a 2-in-1 device, are fine with a widescreen display and they’re not routinely programming apps on a daily basis.
Here are the full specs for the discounted $799 model that I would recommend for most people:
|CPU||Dual-core, four-thread Intel Core i5-8200Y (fanless)|
at 1.3 GHz, 3.9GHz in boost mode
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 615|
|Display||13.3-inch glossy 1920 x 1080 LCD|
touchscreen, 16:9 aspect ratio,
|Memory||8 GB, LPDDR3-1866|
|Storage||128 GB, eMMC 5.1|
|Connectivity||802.11ac Wi-Fi 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Ports||Two USB Type-C ports, |
3.5mm headphone jack
|Audio||Dual speakers, 2 microphones for|
|Webcam||2 megapixel, ƒ/2.0 aperture,|
1080p 60fps video
|Keyboard||Backlit, island hush-keys, 19mm pitch, |
dedicated Google Assistant key
|Trackpad||Etched glass, multi-gesture support|
|Battery||47 WHr with claimed 12-hour run-time,|
quick-charge of 2 added hours in 20 minutes
|Chrome OS updates||Support through June 2026|
The build quality and display are fantastic, there’s enough performance power to do just about anything you could want to and battery life is in the 10-plus hour mark.
Having said that, I still believe the regular prices are a bit high. And that could keep the otherwise excellent Pixelbook Go out of mainstream hands. I think those people are missing out on a great Chromebook experience, which is why it’s easy to recommend considering the Pixelbook Go at discounted prices.