A while back, Google launched the Chromebook Pixel, a premium laptop designed to showcase Chrome OS with a really nice high-resolution display. The Chromebook Pixel is now two years old but apparently Google has a new model coming soon.
Apparently the upcoming device was confirmed on stage at the TeamWork 2015 Google partner event, by Renee Niemi, who is in charge of the Android and Chrome for Work and Education programs. According to a site called OMG Chrome, the presentation was available on YouTube before being taken down.
The site transcribed part of the video, during which Niemi said: “We do have a new Pixel coming out and it will be coming out soon. We will be selling it but I just have to set your expectations: this is a development platform. This is really a proof of concept. We don’t make very many of these — we really don’t. And, our developers and our Googlers consume 85% of what we produce. But yes, we do have a new Pixel coming out.”
The Chromebook Pixel was likely never a consumer oriented device, indicated by the high price tag. However, this would mark the first time that Google actually acknowledged that fact, it will be interesting to see if that reflects in the marketing and reveal of the device.
Discuss on our Facebook page, HERE.
KitGuru Says: Chromebooks tend to sit at the budget end of the market, partially due to the limitations of Chrome OS. What do you guys think of Chrome OS? Have any of you ever used a Chromebook?
Source: OMG Chrome