It’s been two years since Google launched the Chromebook Pixel, a high-end laptop with a high-resolution display, a speedy processor, premium build quality, and a $1299 starting price. Now the company is getting ready to launch a second-generation model.

Details about the Chromebook Pixel 2 (or whatever it’s called) are pretty scarce at the moment, but just like the original it will be a limited edition, premium device aimed at developers. In other words, don’t expect it to be cheap.

Update: The 2nd-gen Chromebook Pixel is now available for $999 and up. It features Intel Broadwell processors, up to 16GB of RAM, and a USB Type C connector

chromebook pixel 2 maybe

Google’s Renee Niemi confirmed that a new Pixel is on the way while speaking at a recent business event. She says it’s “coming out soon,” and that it’s a development platform and a proof of concept rather than a mass market machine like the low-cost Chrome OS notebooks produced by companies such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Samsung, and Toshiba.

There’s reason to believe that the new Pixel is code-named Samus and rumors and leaks suggest it’ll look something like the original, but feature an Intel Core M Broadwell processor, USB 3.1 Type C reversible ports, and other new features.

We’ll probably have to wait for an official announcement before we know anything for certain about the specs, price, or release date. At this point, Google officials aren’t confirming anything other than the fact that a new Pixel exists.

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9 replies on “Google Chromebook Pixel 2 coming soon”

  1. Will probably be interested in buying this but hopefully they price it right this time. $800-$900 will be the right price for it. Thanks for the article, Brad 🙂

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  2. Why would you pay this much for a Chromebook? And what would you ever do an a Chrimebook that would require that much computing power?

      1. ausi- first reason that I got a pixel (a refurb, no less!) was for the “what IS that?” factor.
        b) I like to pretend that I’m “hella into devvin’ and disruptin;'” (amazingly all that came after: “b),” including the colloquial “dropped ‘g’ in 2 words, is grammatically correct!)
        ~#3: i planned on attempting to quad_boot™ chrome, linux, windows, and an osX.
        &
        reason∞: i will go into coffee shops in two very distant reason places: southern california and the metro areas in the NE- nyc, bos, and philly.
        I will set up shop in a corner, even, and then it’ll begin: the tech bros or wannabes are attracted to my laid back vibe and begin just sitting down like we knew each other from fucking Webelos or Cub Scouts and I just let em drone as it nod and finish the predictable statements they’ll inevitably make.
        ` | ` . |•=•|~|°. °|~•{℅}{}| ^ •• ^ | ~°~•~°~•~|~|~~°•~°~•~°][° •=• °][-
        ” uh huh. cool! it counts how many steps you take…while you sleep? I’m busy(chatting with my bro from another ma in Chiba) and I gotta finish this proposal tonight! later!”
        so I agree with mike above, but with 387 more words.

  3. type C connectors would be huge, don’t really care about the pixel itself, but (AFAIK nothing else has featured type-C connectors right?) as soon as the first devices start to have them I expect the adoption will
    be really fast across other devices.

    1. You’d think the price would have to fall somewhat; high res screens are not so rare today.

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