What is Google playing at?? - Pixelbook Go Review

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    The Pixelbook Go is Google's latest fancy Chromebook - but if no one's buying them, why does Google keep making them?

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  • Claudiu Grigore
    Claudiu Grigore  14 hours back

    why why?! .. no more coment .

    • HUSSAIN B.
      HUSSAIN B.  1 days back

      Install windows on this Chromebook

      • DeadSh0t
        DeadSh0t  2 days back

        speaking of yet , inserts ad nothing to do with yet

        • TheAussieGamer
          TheAussieGamer  2 days back

          at 4:30 i cant get around the 10th gen names like 10710U its suuuper weird

          • Keegan Friend
            Keegan Friend  2 days back

            1:55 my dad did that, but with a car and a pack of cigarettes

            • Castella.of.1hp
              Castella.of.1hp  2 days back

              Google shall punish you for this

              • legitmontrellthigpen
                legitmontrellthigpen  2 days back

                I'm a web dev (mostly back end) and android dev and recently I've been looking for replacements for my MacBook pro and my company gave me the pixel book go and man. It's been really really really nice. Having Linux available and all of chrome and Google syncing has been a HUGE plus. Typically when I'm not at my desk I just plug my s10 in to a work station and use DeX but the pixel book is surprisingly really really really nice. I don't think it's powerful enough to do my android development but I now understand why there's an i7 Chromebook. Definitely not ever gonna be a mainstream os, mostly cause people don't want to acknowledge they only use chrome for 99% of what they do...and the other 1% is either iMessage or Microsoft Outlook lol...but with the touchscreen and not needing to click and drag with a mouse...even the android apps perform a lot better. I saw a video of a guy using on of those controller mapping apps to map the keyboard commands to android apps and it's a game changer. I finally understand Chromebooks. And I finally understand the high end ones with i7 and 16gigs of ram.

                • loaf of cabbage
                  loaf of cabbage  2 days back

                  As a current student at a high school that uses chromebooks, i can personally confirm that i would still prefer a windows or mac laptop to this

                  • Alan Hughes
                    Alan Hughes  2 days back

                    you forgot to mention the screen is 16:9 which is a complete deal breaker unless you only plan on watching Netflix with it

                    • zeryahu
                      zeryahu  3 days back

                      Could always put actual Linux on it? I wonder if that is possible?

                      • Jason Jurotich
                        Jason Jurotich  3 days back

                        5:30 - can't switch between personal and work accounts.... jaja, yes, you can, and quickly. "....Once you’ve set that up, use Alt + Ctrl + > or Alt + Ctrl + < to quickly switch between accounts. " And FYI, I work for a business that only uses Chromebooks, and we do just fine without Windows. :)

                        • Mathue Accia
                          Mathue Accia  3 days back

                          Crome books are slow and horrible we are forced to use them in school
                          Edit: I am not getting a google laptop in the future, I would rather use an actual laptop

                          • Caarter Yaao
                            Caarter Yaao  3 days back

                            wait wait wait wait wait wait every chrome os laptop ie,(pixel slate pixelbook go pixelbook) has been thrown in the reveiw by LTT look at 4:00 in the pixelbook video, the literal intro in the pixel slate video and yeeted across the room in the pixelbook go video

                            • Jose Hernandez Martinez

                              Schools should get laptops with windows os, or Linux os like fedora and ubuntu, not chromebooks. These are full os unlike chome os.

                              • Aralias
                                Aralias  3 days back

                                Could you just flash windows on that bad boy or is it like an apple product?

                                • Volin Forest
                                  Volin Forest  3 days back

                                  It’s for GO! If you want to use Pro apps, go to your PC desktop or other powerful notebooks. It’s already super good with daily activities like watching youtube, doing office work with Docs, and coding. Android apps can make up most of it for other complimentary usages. Pro apps will develop, once Chrome OS gets more popular like what is happening to iPad OS. View it from an ordinary customer not from your pro view which doesn’t represent massive market. Not everyone is a YouTuber.

                                  • The Andade
                                    The Andade  3 days back

                                    The rule is simple : never buy a Chromebook over 300$. Which means never buy a Chromebook made by Google

                                    • kiko ostalé
                                      kiko ostalé  3 days back

                                      I think that since I do have very powerfull computer and I need a simple laptop to use at school this might be a very good option a this price. Let me know what you think about this

                                      • gracz misiek
                                        gracz misiek  3 days back

                                        Overpriced POS, let's see how it will work in a microwave oven test. 24 hours program with grill too

                                        • SDSW TV
                                          SDSW TV  4 days back

                                          $30 for a Linus Water Bottle???

                                          • Electromancer21606
                                            Electromancer21606  4 days back

                                            Chrome OS is a dealbreaker imo

                                            • Al Bro
                                              Al Bro  4 days back

                                              Chromebooks are shitty.

                                              • Naif Mansury
                                                Naif Mansury  4 days back

                                                I was able to get my hands on a last gen PixelBook for just over $350 new a year ago and its by far the best laptop I have ever used - coming from someone who daily drove a XPS 13
                                                Battery life and build quality are phenomenal and 95% of what I need for my medical school I can do on here and the rest my iPad can take care of. I seriously love the keyboard and with the amount I have to type it’s the best decision I ever made

                                                • Josh Bennett
                                                  Josh Bennett  4 days back

                                                  If you want a high end chromebook, go on ebay and get a Chromebook Pixel 2015 edition. It's about 10,000x better than this thing and only cost about $250

                                                  • Antonio Delfino
                                                    Antonio Delfino  4 days back

                                                    no, chrome os will never get respect. yes they may have more chrome books in schools, but that’s because they’re easy to put restrictions on and are cheap. Any laptop running chrome os and is priced more than $300 is disgusting. I don’t care how many cool things the laptop itself has, you’re only as fast as your slowest runner, and chrome os is the slowest runner in existence. chrome os just sucks ass and never will be nice.

                                                    Switch it to windows or mac, and it’ll be worth the price.

                                                    • wolfbite6
                                                      wolfbite6  4 days back

                                                      hear me out i love chrome os but as it stands 400$ is the absolute max im willing to spend on a chromebook untill the os improves

                                                      • Joe Cool
                                                        Joe Cool  4 days back

                                                        I use an Acer C740 Chromebook in college and it does everything I need to except for AutoCad. I use an external 24” monitor, mouse, and keyboard back at the dorm. Had it for four years in high school and the battery still lasts all day.

                                                        • Charles-Remy Chapman
                                                          Charles-Remy Chapman  4 days back

                                                          First, it's a CHROMEBOOK, who needs an i5+. Use Wine for Windows programs. If the lack of caps lock bugs you, you can change it to caps lock, or anything else.

                                                          • Charles-Remy Chapman
                                                            Charles-Remy Chapman  4 days back

                                                            And I would take a typewriter to a Mac (or i-crap) NOTE: I actually did that a few times

                                                        • Seth Daniel
                                                          Seth Daniel  4 days back

                                                          Did you even search for some of the "problems" you have? You can absolutely switch between accounts without logging out: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/6088201?hl=en
                                                          Microsoft's mobile office suite is fantastic on Android, and works great on Chromebooks. In fact, the answer to a lot of your problems here is: use the Android app. Photoshop, Office, and yes many games. The "cool ones" support controllers - just grab a bluetooth controller - either XBox One or Playstation 4 controllers work natively and play.

                                                          Not to mention all the benefits of ChromeOS - lightweight, always up to date, the most secure OS available, no configuration issues, super stable - even a backup of the last working version if something does go wrong, very fast, etc.

                                                          If you absolutely need some early 2000s Windows apps, then sure, you're not a good candidate for a chromebook. But to Chromebooks are not good for anyone is simply incorrect. I only have Chrombook laptops and they suit me and my family perfectly well. I spend much less time maintaining them than I did the Mac and Windows laptops we had before.

                                                          • Aiden Rees
                                                            Aiden Rees  4 days back

                                                            THE PIXELBOOK GO IS AWSOME. YOU CAN EVEN CHANGE THE OS YOU IDIOT.

                                                            • Erik Domnizky
                                                              Erik Domnizky  4 days back

                                                              You can switch between profiles in ChromeOS like this: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/6088201?hl=en If you're using a managed G Suite account for business you may need to log into that one first as the 'primary' account, though this depends on restrictions you have set up in G Suite Admin Console.

                                                              • TheWaruiSama
                                                                TheWaruiSama  4 days back

                                                                Tbh I haven't anything prettier than the pixelbook , I wish we can just get an updated version

                                                                • Turtles
                                                                  Turtles  4 days back

                                                                  Nice review! Very honest and fair!

                                                                  • BluuM
                                                                    BluuM  5 days back

                                                                    If there could be something like Boot Camp but for Chromebooks, then Google can take my fucking money for a Pixelbook Go.

                                                                    • JM Shih
                                                                      JM Shih  5 days back

                                                                      0:52 yeah...

                                                                      • xpyr
                                                                        xpyr  5 days back

                                                                        When it has a desktop OS on it that behaves the same as windows and mac os, then it will be a contender. Until then, it's just a tablet trying to be a laptop.

                                                                        • Jose Flores
                                                                          Jose Flores  5 days back

                                                                          My high school got Chromebooks when I was a junior (graduated 2017) and it wasn't bad for work we did in some classes, but ChromeOS?? it's so limited...iMac's everywhere and windows laptops here and their that chrome would never be able to handle

                                                                          • Lev
                                                                            Lev  5 days back

                                                                            I got my pixelbook, and when I have it on night mode the screen flashes white from time to time and it's annoying. Only on certain things I get black lines going across my screen too

                                                                            • DaAlb
                                                                              DaAlb  5 days back

                                                                              you should say no delete button at the beginning

                                                                              • Ian Edmonds
                                                                                Ian Edmonds  5 days back

                                                                                2 minutes of adds 8 minutes of baseless opinion.
                                                                                This channel used to be a genuine source of information. Now I wonder how leveraged you are with the brands you talk about.
                                                                                No longer independent.
                                                                                That's a shame.
                                                                                Luv and Peace.

                                                                                • Reprisal
                                                                                  Reprisal  5 days back

                                                                                  Downvote for trash 18:9 aspect ratio.

                                                                                  • vNIC
                                                                                    vNIC  5 days back

                                                                                    Linus, I believe you can quickly switch between two signed-in profiles on ChromeOS with Alt + Ctrl + > or Alt + Ctrl + <
                                                                                    This works as long as you have a "fresh" session active on both profiles. Every now and then you are asked to sign in again if you were inactive for two long on the account you are trying to "quick-switch" to.
                                                                                    Hope this helps!

                                                                                    • TechHub
                                                                                      TechHub  5 days back

                                                                                      what im trying to say is chromeos will never win

                                                                                      • TomUK7
                                                                                        TomUK7  3 days back

                                                                                        What if the internet gets so fast that all computing tasks can be handled in a browser?

                                                                                    • TechHub
                                                                                      TechHub  5 days back

                                                                                      ok kids have houses and parents right so they do know macOS/windows

                                                                                      • AutomatiCraft
                                                                                        AutomatiCraft  5 days back

                                                                                        Linus, the target audience is when the school requires a Chromebook, and that one rich kid goes out and spends $1400 on this.

                                                                                        • Hallvard Paulsen
                                                                                          Hallvard Paulsen  5 days back

                                                                                          Linus misses the point with regards to Chrome OS. Hassle-free administration. No more never-ending updates or having to call support to reinstall your "software center" like in windows. (Never tried MacOS, so I don't know about that.)

                                                                                          • random_ user
                                                                                            random_ user  6 days back

                                                                                            I’m a fuck mothering vampire

                                                                                            • Daniel McAnally
                                                                                              Daniel McAnally  6 days back

                                                                                              Did Linus just watch Mindfied's episode on awkwardness?