Google has started selling their new Chromebook Pixel at $1299. Yikes that’s a lot for a Chromebook. What justifies the high cost? Well premium parts, Gorilla Glass multi-touchscreen, Intel i5 chip, 32GB or 64GB solid state drive, Backlit keyboard and the fact they could sell on it “sale” for $999 in a few months?
So far on paper it really doesn’t seem to cutting edge for that $1300 price tag. Maybe you just need to experience it if you are lucky enough to have already received your Chromebook or try testing it out at your local best buy that has it available in-store. Click here to view the description on the Pixel and which best buy stores have it available.
For me, a computer that can only operate Google Chrome OS is only worth $199. Luckily the Acer C7 Chromebook is just the right price with the perfect specs. Give it time folks, it will get better. Plus with the announcement of Google retail stores coming soon, their products department will surely increase in size, demand and quality.