According to a media rumor, Google is unlikely to release a new version of the Pixelbook in 2022.
“Next year, there won’t be anything coming.” When asked about a possible 2022 Pixelbook release, Chrys Tsolaki, Google’s Retail Manager of Chromebooks, said, “I don’t know.” The original Pixelbook was released in 2017 with top-of-the-line internals for a Chromebook, but it has since been withdrawn from the Google Store.
While this is disappointing news, the introduction of Google’s Tensor processor, which was created internally, may provide some hope for a high-end Chromebook powered entirely by Google in the future. After a rise in 2020 and 2021, as the pandemic prompted an exponential increase in work-from-home and at-home learning, Chromebook sales have decreased.
Although the initial sales rise has moderated, a high-end Pixelbook in 2022 would have been an excellent choice for those who had been holding out for the first model. The Pixelbook Go has an Intel i7 processor and a touchscreen, but it lacks the two-in-one form factor of the 2017 model.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is currently the closest competitor on the market. The Pixelbook Go has an Intel i7 processor and a touchscreen, but it lacks the two-in-one form factor of the 2017 model. The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is currently the closest competitor on the market.
This current report also supports a recent report that claimed Google would avoid a Pixelbook refresh in 2022 in favor of introducing new devices powered by its CPUs in 2023. We may have to wait a long time for any factual information on new hardware with all of this in mind.
Source: RS News, 9to5google