Pixel Chromebook Is Not In The Cards According To Google Exec
In a recent article by Tech Crunch, Hardware VP for Google, Rick Osterloh, said the third instalment of the Pixel Chromebook is not expected anytime soon. After Tech Crunch published the report, Google quickly responded to the report with a statement stating that there are no points to discuss at the time for the Pixel Chromebook.
The meeting happened during MWC where Osterloh stated Google has “no plans to do one right now.” While this doesn’t mean the Pixel line is dead, we won’t see one this year. The Pixel branding isn’t dead and is being used on the Pixel-C and the Pixel phone.
Pixel Chromebook will still be made, but not by Google
Google’s first Pixel Chromebook wasn’t a huge hit, but it modeled what Google wanted for the Chromebook. It was a premium device with a powerful processor and a sleek design. The high $1,000 price kept the laptop out of many households. Since then, there have been hundreds of Chromebooks ranging from $150 to $1,000.
It would be hard to stomach another Pixel Chromebook at the $1,00o price point, especially when you can buy the laptop at $350. Google will work with Acer, HP, Samsung, and others to produce more optimized Chromebooks. They’ve even created their own branding for an ARM processor on the Samsung Chromebook’s and future Chromebook from others.
A $150 Chromebook which is optimized and powerful enough to run multiple tabs will make more sense for students than the Pixel Chromebook. We could see a Pixel Chromebook around the corner, but they’ll likely partner with someone to produce the laptop. It’ll more than likely have a lower price tag than previous versions.
Tell us in the comments below – what do you think about the Pixel Chromebook not being made by Google?