As Google’s upcoming hardware unveiling event draws near, more reports about possible new devices are now making their rounds online. As it stands, the company is expected to unveil its highly anticipated smartphones, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, along with a new Home Mini smart speaker, and an updated Google Daydream View VR headset. However, a report from Droid-Life has confirmed that Google may be unveiling yet another device in the form of a 2-in-1 convertible laptop/tablet called the Google Pixelbook.

New form factor

Google previously launched a line of laptops under its Chromebook family of machines back in 2013.

The Chromebook Pixel was considered its flagship device and had commanded a high price tag as a result. The upcoming Google Pixelbook, which is reportedly the official name, will be the successor to the Chromebook Pixel with Chrome Os preinstalled. Unlike the traditional clamshell laptop design of its predecessor, the Pixelbook will be taking on the form of a 2-in-1 convertible this time around, essentially making it a direct competitor to 2-in-1 convertibles such as the Microsoft Surface Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Book.

An expensive proposition

Unlike the other Chromebooks manufactured by third-party companies such as Samsung and Acer, Google’s in-house product will cost significantly much more and is apparently not meant for the low-end market. The base 128GB internal storage model will reportedly start at a whopping $1,199, which is quite expensive for a Chrome OS-equipped convertible laptop.

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The price goes up significantly for the higher-end variants, with the 256GB model going for $1,399 and the 512GB model is priced at $1,749.

No official specs

The only feature that has been confirmed, aside from the devices ability to transform into a laptop and a tablet, is the addition of a brand new stylus called the Pixelbook Pen. The stylus will apparently be sold separately and will cost interested customers an additional $99. The Pixelbook Pen will support different pressure inputs, tilt functionality, and ultra-fast response times. As for the Pixelbook’s internal specs, Google has not yet revealed any details regarding its possible processor, RAM, display, and other internal hardware. With just a few more weeks until Google’s Oct. 4 hardware event, all of the details regarding the new product should be revealed in due time.