Pixelbook is “out of stock” in the US and “no longer available” in the UK, Google Store claims. Only the high-end configuration of the laptop is available in Canada.
Google launched the first and original Pixelbook way back in 2017. While it should still get OS updates for another few years, it’s clearly behind the technological curve.
It’s unclear if the Pixelbook has been discontinued, or if this is an unusual inventory hiccup. But it wouldn’t be surprising if Google dropped the system from its lineup.
Pixelbook goes out of stock
The Pixelbook was announced as Google’s first laptop in October of 2017. It has since been followed by other devices that really make a name for the market.
The Pixel Slate and Pixelbook Go come after the original device. Three years after its release, the Pixelbook is now out of stock on the Google Store.
As reported by 9to5Google, the first-party store in the US lists all three configurations as “Out of stock.” Google’s Pixelbook refurbished model is also not available in stores.
It’s “no longer available” in the UK, while the Canadian store only has the highest-end model available. Those are the only three countries where Google offered its Chromebook. Other countries didn’t provide the system.
There’s always the chance that inventory returns. However, the current designation matches the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4.
Is Google restocking the device?
Google confirmed to Engadget that the Pixelbook was “out of stock.” Instead, the tech giant encouraged buyers with Pixelbook Go, which offers “similar high-performance elements with a familiar form factor.”
Therefore, we might not see the original Pixelbook in the store anymore. Don’t expect the original laptop to come back.
The Pixelbook retains a 3:2 display that is optimal for web browsing and lets you see more of a page. It’s mostly metal but conforms to the first Pixel phone design language by featuring a Gorilla Glass shade with ‘G’ in the top-left corner.
It’s a 2-in-1 laptop that can be used as a tablet, which the OS is getting increasingly optimized for and features stylus support. There are, unfortunately, relatively thick black bezels surrounding the touchscreen.
Other hardware aspects include two USB-C ports and the ability to tap to get a rough battery approximation. It’s powered by 7th Gen Intel Core processors and starts at $999 for an i5 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD. For $200 more, you get double the storage, while the top-of-the-line unit nets you an i7, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB NVMe for $1,649.
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