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.