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Reviewed: Pixelbook Go

In 2011 I bought a Mac Mini. I thought my world was about to change when I took it out of Apple's packaging. In 2013 I bought an Acer desktop at Fry's. It marked my dabble back into Windows. In 2014 I bought an Asus desktop with a faster processor and tons of memory. In 2015 I bought a Macbook Pro and discovered the Unix terminal. In 2016 I bought a 13" MacBook Pro and a 15" MacBook Pro. In 2018 I bought a Dell XPS Laptop and promptly installed Ubuntu. Then came 2019.

I wanted a device that was light and portable, powerful yet inexpensive. In sum: I wanted a device that just works. And with the Pixelbook Go what I thought was lost is now found.

Being my first Chromebook tablet it took some getting used to. No powerful programs. No complicated setup. No manual updates. Just a laptop that works.

It's not a laptop on which to edit your family movies. It doesn't run Photoshop but it will power you through what you will buy it for: to browse the web. To check Gmail. To edit Google Docs. To create spreadsheets with Google Sheets. To browse YouTube. To blog. To surf. To do you.

And that is why I bought it. To be an extension of me, something that just worked. I take it to coffee shops to check email and surf the web. It's so light I don't need a case and feels great in the hand. And it's a purchase I don't regret.

By Daniel Malone

Daniel Malone is an Android Developer in Austin, Texas. He enjoys writing code, whether it be HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Java, XML or Kotlin. Daniel started writing code at age 12. By the time he was 15, he had a technology news website that received about 200 visitors a day. His first computer was a Dell Dimension 3000, with an 80GB hard drive, 512MB RAM and a broken DVD drive.

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