Google Is Making A New Chromebook Pixel “Quickly”
Have been you a fan of Google’s Chromebook Pixel? The Chromebook with the tremendous excessive-res contact display constructed-in, meant largely to point out what a Chromebook could possibly be if it value $1,300 as an alternative of two or 300 bucks?
Excellent news! It seems to be like Google is making a sequel.
There’s no official announcement but, however Google’s Renee Nieme talked about the brand new Pixel in passing at an occasion this week in San Diego.
Whereas there was video of the point out sooner or later, Google swept it beneath the rug fairly shortly. Fortuitously, the blokes over at OMG!CHROME! managed to seize a transcription. Right here’s the meat of what was stated:
“We do have a brand new Pixel popping out and will probably be popping out quickly. We can be promoting it however I simply need to set your expectations: this can be a improvement platform. That is actually a proof of idea. We don’t make very many of those — we actually don’t.”
The rumor mill had been whispering about this one for some time, however that is the primary principally-official nod that it truly exists. The identical rumors additionally steered that the brand new Pixel would have USB Sort-C ports (that’s the reversible one which we should always begin seeing extra of this yr. No extra making an attempt to plug in your cable the wrong way up, flipping it over, and by some means it’s nonetheless the wrong way up what the hell ARGHBRGHSK.)
The large takeaway: Google is engaged on this factor, it’ll ship “quickly,” however they… don’t truly anticipate to make/promote lots of them. Chromebooks promote properly sufficient at $200-$300; hell, three of the highest 10 greatest promoting laptops on Amazon proper now are sub-$350 Chromebooks. Bump the worth as much as $1,300, nevertheless, and folk begin wanting elsewhere.