If you happen to be affected by Verizon’s decision to end its two-year free LTE data program for Chromebook Pixel owners a year early, the good news is that Google is attempting to make things right by offering up an $150 Visa gift card.
Last year,Google’s LTE Chromebook Pixel went on sale from Google’s Play Store for $1450. Included in this price was a “free two-year mobile broadband plan from Verizon — 100MB per month,” with the option to purchase more as needed. Now, after just one year, Verizon is apparently telling buyers that the free 100MB per month deal was really just a one-year deal.
Apple has given up on the Macbook Pro “highest resolution” tagline on its website, with Chromebook Pixel being the possible culprit.
At $1,299 the ChromeBook Pixel is going to be a hard sell for some, but as analyst Deron Kershaw of Gap Intelligence points out, selling massive amounts of units isn’t the only measure of success.