Google is unlikely to release a replacement Pixelbook until at least 2023

Google is unlikely to release a replacement Pixelbook until at least 2023

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 [2022] 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.

Highlights

  • 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.