The expected refresh to the Chromebook Pixel has arrived, packing two USB-C ports, an improved battery and a more refined design.
A followup to the original high-end Chromebook Pixel is said to be in the works and coming “soon”, at least according to Google’s Renee Nieme.
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.
The Chromebook Pixel LTE version will start shipping to those buyers that pre-ordered it via the Google Play Store on April 12.
It has, however, been 30 days. The honeymoon is over at this point, and it’s time to reflect as well as look forward. Is a Chromebook really considerable as a standalone device? Issues don’t escape Chrome OS, as I found recently, but they also don’t define it.
The LTE-enabled Chromebook Pixel will set you back $1,499, plus additional fees for monthly connectivity on top of the free 100MB allocation.
If we’re going to consider this as a solo machine, we’ll have to tackle the issue of work productivity. If there is one compromise that simply can’t be made, it’s here. You can’t very well stop doing something just because a Chromebook won’t, but you may also be surprised at what is possible.
Any Australians out there itching to get their hands on a Chromebook? Well, now you can! Not through the Play Store mind you, but through Mobicity at a bit of a higher price. Will you be getting one?
If you’re looking for a device in which the OS almost disappears, a Chromebook is something you should consider. If you live in the cloud, there is really no reason you should feel the need to wade through a clunky OS to get there.
The Chromebook Pixel is the new darling of the Chrome world, meant specifically for developers and those who are in the market for a high-end device. In engaging in this project, I made the Pixel my only device. After five days of extensive testing, it’s time for a full hardware review. Is it worth the steep price tag, or should you leave this one alone?