The Pixelbook Go aims to bring a fresher, rounder, and more inviting look to Google’s in-house line of Chromebooks, and to that end the Go comes in two delightfully distinct hues: Black and Not Pink. However, if you’re asking which color you want to buy, how pretty each magnesium housing looks might not be the top factor in your decision.
If you’re buying now, you’re buying Black
The magnesium housing on the Pixelbook Go is ultralight, and the standard black model looks quite fetching in render and up close in person. While black has a (well-deserved) reputation as a boring hue, the Pixelbook Go wears it as well as a laptop can wear the absence of color.
The Black may not be quite as glamaorous as the Not Pink, but it does have two distinct advantages over the flashier color: Black is the only color available for the Pixelbook Go at launch and Black is the only color available, period, for the affordable M3/64GB configuration, which you can get for the initial reasonable price of $649. Black is more affordable and more available, and for now, that makes it far easier to bet on.
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Pixelbook Go Black
If you’re looking to grab a Pixelbook Go as quickly as you can — or you want the most affordable M3 configuration — you’ll need to bet on Black. Considering Black blends in with more workspaces and wardrobes, I’m perfectly fine with Black over the slightly frou-frou Not Pink.
Pretty in Not Pink
The lighter, brighter shade of Pixelbook Go in Not Pink is a distinct and daring choice that I daresay many will be raring to rock, but you’ll need to hold your horses here. Not Pink is “coming soon” and if you try to buy it on the Google Store right now, you’ll be asked to join a waitlist that will be notified once the color is available.
Being fashionably late isn’t fun in the tech world, but it also likely wouldn’t matter as much for the Pixelbook Go. Not Pink is only available on the more expensive configurations anyway, and half of those are listed as Coming Soon for Black and Not Pink. Not seeing a Not Pink base model is a bummer, but I’m willing to bet there’s a few would-be buyers out there that will pay $150 more for an i5, double the storage and that Not Pink color.
Pixelbook Go Not Pink
Not Pink is a distinct style, but in order to grab it you’ll need to join the waitlist on the Google Store and shell out for a more expensive configuration with the i5 processor. If you’re willing to wait, though, this two-tone treasure will be quite the gem to type on at the corner cafe.
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