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Huge Pixelbook 2 Leak: Two New Models on Way

It appears that Google's going to follow up its 2017 Pixelbook with not just one -- but two -- Chrome OS laptops. 

According to new leaks, the search titan is developing both a detachable and an updated Pixelbook. 

This news comes from Chrome Unboxed, which shared a video that shows off a small fraction of a machine believed to be the rumored Chromebook Nocturne detachable. We could see this laptop unveiled as early as Google's October 9 event in New York.

Since this detachable is connecting to an external keyboard, this machine may have the form of the Surface Pro, with a kickstand and magnetic clasp. After Chrome Unboxed published the story, the Chromium Bug Tracker post that contained the video was set to private, which may be a sign of its legitimacy. 

Credit: ChromeUnboxed

The site also shared an image, sent in by a tipster, of an Ad Choices advertisement that appears to leak an updated version of the bend-back 2-in-1 Pixelbook. The ad appears to be unfinished, sporting headline with a major typo "You Chromebook."

It appears that this model updates the previous generation's design by shaving its bezels down. This may not be a clean-cut update to the original Pixelbook, however, as the copy in the leaked ad includes the word 'affordable' -- and the $999 Pixelbook was most-certainly a high-end laptop.

Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he's the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters.