Did you miss the Google I/O developer conference this year? If you’re only after information on all the new stuff that’s being outed by Google as part of this yearly program, then we’ve got you covered. However, there’s one thing we can’t help you with if you truly missed your chance to attend this year’s conference, and that is the chance to take home your very own Chromebook Pixel. Google has given each and every single Google I/O attendee this year their own Chromebook Pixel to take home. And quote-unquote real OS or not, it’s still a brand new $1,300 laptop.
As you may already know, the Chromebook Pixel is a high-end notebook powered by Google’s Chrome OS, which is Web-based, and features a high-resolution 12-inch screen in a lightweight and relatively slim metallic body. It’s a sight for sore eyes, though its features leave a lot to be desired. We’ve written plenty about it, but the fact remains, it’s an expensive laptop with a limited number of benefits for the average computer users.
The Chromebook Pixel has a few things going for it. But still a big problem has kept it from becoming more popular with consumers, and that is a problem with its price. With this move, Google has shown that through a giveaway is perhaps the only real way to get the Chromebook Pixel out onto the hands of that many people at once.