Google is not only prepping the release of the Pixel 3 phones on October 9th, but also the debut of a laptop or two, the new Pixelbook. Turns out that two versions are expected, codenamed “Atlas” and “Nocturne” and the latter has just leaked.
The Chrome OS newcomer (presumably called Pixelbook 2) is said to be a detachable and it reveals this format in the leak. We also see some rounded keys on the keyboard and reasonably slim bezels for the screen. Nocturne is expected to be a Surface-like device, basically a tablet with a keyboard that snaps onto it magnetically. We can’t tell for sure if the video below shows the Nocturne or the Atlas, but the source insists it’s a Nocturne.
The screen is said to be a high res one and Chrome OS with Android app support is in the mix too. Google’s Pixelbook debuted last year in October with the promise of 10 hour battery life and with Google Assistant. It had a Core i5 or Core i7 CPU inside, up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of flash storage. Now we expect the brand new Pixelbook to have newer CPUs, extra RAM and battery and a new stylus accessory.
The package should stay light, at below 1.3 or 1.2 kilograms and USB Type-C connectivity should be in the mix. The smart pen should be using Wacom tech and the price probably starts at $999 again. Expect shipments at the end of October.