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Google Pixelbook Go (GA00519-US)

Google Pixelbook Go (GA00519-US)

This model ranked #8 among Laptops priced $425-950 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

This premium Chromebook comes with a few extras like an FHD touchscreen, extended battery life and some additional horsepower.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Slow storage. Once started, this Laptop should perform ok, however, expect it to take some time to start up, launch programs and open large documents. This could potentially be fixed by replacing the hard drive with a faster component but I couldn't confirm that it is indeed an option in this case.$60+

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

No Number Pad. If you primarily work with numbers, the lack of a number pad on this laptop could be inconvenient. You have the option of using an external number pad to remedy that, especially if you only need it on occasion.$20+

Dongle-Dependant. This Laptop has no regular USB port. So, in order to plug most USB peripherals, you will need an adapter of some kind. Those are sometimes included but not always and can result in hefty expenses. $10-$120

Set Expiration Date. This Laptop will cease to receive updates from Google after June 1st, 2026, making it more vulnerable to new threats past this date. If you're adventurous, some users have been able to turn their Chromebooks into Linux machines before, but it does require a bit of extra know-how, and most people will likely want to look for a replacement past this point.
Every tech company declares its products obsolete and stop supporting them eventually; Google mostly differs by setting this date long in advance instead of notifying us after the fact. Still, this information should play a role in your decision, especially if you're considering buying an older model.

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $820.

Who it's For

  • Casual Nomad
  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck49th percentile
Versatility55th percentile
Power (General Purpose)37th percentile
Power (Graphical)24th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)68th percentile
Storage Space10th percentile
Portability98th percentile
Battery Autonomy99th percentile
Longevity66th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck36th percentile
Versatility61th percentile
Power (General Purpose)28th percentile
Power (Graphical)19th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)62th percentile
Storage Space9th percentile
Portability94th percentile
Battery Autonomy98th percentile
Longevity46th percentile

Specs

Screen

13.3", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), 165.63 PPI, Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

Operating System

Chrome OS, Android (Chrome OS)

CPU

Intel Core m3-8100Y, 2 cores clocked from 1.1 to 3.4 GHz

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 615

Memory

8 GB

Storage

64 GB total

Forseeable Obsolescence

in 4 years

Battery

47Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w31.1 × d20.63 × h1.34

Dimensions (in): w12.24 × d52.4 × h3.4

Weight (kg): 1.061

Weight (lbs.): 2.34

Features

  • External Power Brick
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Touch Screen
  • USB Type-C
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac

Maintenance and Upgrades

I do not have much insight to offer regarding this product.

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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Memory

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