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Revised Chromebook Pixel is Reportedly “Coming Out Soon”

Renee Niemi, who currently oversees Google’s Android and Chrome programs for work and education, reportedly confirmed an upcoming upgrade to the Chromebook Pixel, the company’s ultra-luxury Chrome OS laptop. Stating that the laptop will be, “coming out soon,” she emphasized that the Pixel line is merely a “proof of concept,” and that the company does not make many of them. 

The comments were made during a TeamWork 2015 partner event, which was available for viewing on YouTube. However, the video has since been made private.

Here is a transcription of what was said via OMG! Chrome.

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.

While the Pixel was a fantastic piece of hardware, featuring a gorgeous touchscreen display and amazing design, the price of over $1K threw many people off. In fact, it seemed Google sold so few of the laptops that they ended up giving thousands of units away during Google I/O 2013. That was a good year for attendees, indeed.

If Google does in fact release a new Pixel, even if it is over $1K again, would you be interested?

Via: OMG! Chrome

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