The news broke at a Qualcomm press conference (via Trusted Reviews) on Tuesday, where a Google spokesperson gave a talk. Retail Partner Manager for Chromebooks, Chrys Tsolaki was asked whether Google is working on a new Pixelbook laptop, to which she responded: “Next year  there won’t be anything coming. In the future, I don’t know.” Unfortunately, this seems to rule out a new Pixelbook for 2022, unless plans change or Google is trying not to give the game away.
Google released its first MacBook-inspired laptop in 2013, while the high-end Chromebook Pixel was upgraded in 2015. The Pixelbook, released in 2017, was a considerably more Google-y affair that attracted a far larger audience. This was followed in 2019 by the more cheap Pixelbook Go, which did not quite reach the same heights. We might have anticipated to hear about a new Pixelbook this year, but it appears like we will have to wait until 2023 at the earliest.
While the Pixelbook is no longer available for purchase at the Google Store, you can still grab the Pixelbook Go for $649. If you are looking for a high-end Chromebook offering, Samsung, Asus and Acer offer some of the best options right now for those of you unwilling to wait for a couple of years for the next Pixelbook. Of course, there’s still a chance Google is just being coy about its future product roadmap and we may see one arrive sooner — here’s hoping.
Owners of the original Pixelbook have been clamoring for a new premium laptop from Google, including many of our staff, so it’s pretty disappointing that we likely won’t get one for a while longer. While Chrys did not comment on future launches at the event, we’d hope Google does have something in the pipeline for 2023 — waiting any longer would be agony.