If this is right then I think Google is making a big mistake. The first Pixelbook is my current go-to laptop for many reasons, but one is that it balances tablet and laptop functionality incredibly well. It’s an excellent laptop. But it’s also a good (if not iPad-quality) tablet too.
The only thing that I would change – as, I suspect, would everyone – is the bezels, which are quite thick. Even then, I wouldn’t reduce them to nothing, as having a piece of screen space you can grip without triggering something on screen is very handy.