The 'Atlas' Chromebook May Be Google's 2018 Pixelbook 2
Google is reportedly going to release a new Pixelbook 2 this year. In fact, even well-known leakster Evan Blass went to Twitter to post that a second-generation Pixelbook with smaller bezels is scheduled to be ship before the end of the year.
With this, people are wondering who or what will be the device based on rumors. One of the suspected devices is the Atlas Chromebook.
Here’s Why It Could Be The Pixelbook 2
According to a report, one of the reasons was because of its high-end specs. Pixebook 2 is reportedly going to feature a least 8 GB of RAM which is something that only top high-end devices could have. Aside from that, it will also feature 4K display (3840 x 2160 pixels) which by the way comparing it to the last year’s model was only 2400 x 1600 pixels.
Alternatively, it was reported to be packed with a Kaby Lake processor and will sport a less-powerful camera compared to Nocturne (another upcoming device). For the things that it won’t be featured, it won’t have San D card (just like last year’s Pixelbook where customers were forced to pay more for higher storage options) and NVMe storage.
The Other Candidates
Speaking of other possibly candidates, one is Nocturne which packs a number of high-end features as well. It will feature NVMe storage which can reach speeds of 3GB/s at ease and is way faster compared to SDD. It will be packed with a Kaby Lake processor, feature fingerprint sensor and could also sport a mid-range camera suggesting facial unlock as well. For display, aside from being detachable, its screen resolution will only be 2400 x 1600 pixels. It will also feature a backlit keyboard.
Another two possible candidates are the Poppy and Cheza. These two also has a detachable feature.
Speaking about Cheza, it will be powered by Qualcomm’s 845 chip and comes with a built-in Wacom pressure sensitive stylus. One thing interesting about the said chip is that it supports Energy-Aware Scheduling (EAS). Furthermore, according to reports, this device is currently being prototyped.
Which do you think will be the Pixelbook 2? We would like to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.