Google is planning to launch a whole range of Pixel tablets and laptops soon. The company announced the PixelBook and followed up with the Pixel Slate in 2018. While earlier reports indicated Google was shutting down its Pixelbook hardware line, the firm appears to be ploughing ahead regardless.
According to 9to5Google (via Engadget), Google held a session at the Cloud Next 2019 which focussed on “Google Hardware for Business.” Steve Jacobs who is the Lead Product Manager for Pixelbook, said the new laptops will allow users to be “productive on-the-go”.
Help the employees that are constantly on the go that have a working paradigm where 60% of them — and this is all of our [Google] employees — are working outside of their desk. And 43% of them are working remotely at least part of the time.
The tools they have aren’t really conducive to the lifestyle and work style that makes them maximally productive and excited about going to work every day. And we think there’s some unique things we can do differently than the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate that are going to really help give them what they’re looking for when they’re working in this new modern cloud-first era.
The session and the statement appear to confirm that Google plans to target the people who want lighter laptops with better performance and battery. Given Google’s annual events, the company could be launching the new Pixelbook and Slate in the coming months.