Google may have killed the Pixel name after two models, but the Pixelbook is nothing if not the logical successor to the line.
The new device adds some new tricks, including a convertible display, pen functionality and Google Play access.
It’s also the first laptop to support Google Assistant built-in, courtesy of a devoted key. But for all intents and purposes, it addresses the same needs as the Pixels that came before it.
The product has become more capable with each generation, through a combination of hardware and software updates.
At some point along the line, it made that transition into full-fledged laptop territory, like Pinocchio finally transforming into a real boy.
Google appears to see the new Pixelbook as the Chromebook’s mainstream moment as a consumer laptop.