2019 Pixelbook 2 "Atlas": Commit Hints 60W Charging, What We Want To See

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To all the tech enthusiasts out who are looking forward to the Google Pixelbook 2, there’s good news for you all. Apparently, the portable laptop/tablet hybrid computer may ship with the fastest charging of any Chromebook to date.

The CommitWhat is Atlas? This is believed to be the codename for the Pixelbook 2.

A Chromium Gerrit commit was recently spotted. As stated by Androidheadlines, the changes in the commits for a Chromebook under the codename “Atlas”, point to 60W charging via a USB PD charger (or at least more than 45W) and “zinger.”

What is zinger? It is currently unknown but the report suggests that it could it may be a  codename for an incoming fast charging protocol such as Qualcomm’s Quick Charge.

A 60W charging is quite impressive. Comparing it to the Pixelbook and the Google Pixel Slate, they both charge in the same 45W charger. Moreover, Chromebooks usually charge using a 30W or 45W charger.

When Will It Be Released?

The Pixelbook was announced on October 4, 2017, alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel Buds. The portable laptop/tablet hybrid computer was then released on October 30, 2017.

The following year, tech enthusiasts were expecting for a sequel. However, Google instead released the Chrome OS-powered tablet Pixel Slate which as stated by TechRadar was billed as the successor to the Pixelbook’s legacy.

For the Pixelbook 2‘s release date, not much is known. But reports are suggesting that Google may follow the same release schedule of the 2017 version.

What Fans Want To See

What specs/features we want to see featured in the PixelBook 2. The wishlist includes:

  • More color options
  • Come with Intel’s latest Core i7 and i5
  • At least a Full HD camera
  • 16GB RAM
  • The rumor that it will have smaller bezels will come true
  • Better battery life
  • Linux goes official
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Smart Display Mode
  • A pen should be included
  • Remove the palm rests

Do you think the Pixelbook 2 will be released this year? What do you think about the commit? Do you agree with the wishlist? Tell us in the comment section below.

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