Many of us still can’t justify paying $1,299 for the Chromebook Pixel, even if it does have one of the best displays in the market and a stunning design. It is just too much money for a limited web-based computer, but it represents the future of Chrome OS. These devices can be high-quality computers – the platform can move forward with powerful web apps. If you are betting on Google’s strategy, you might be thinking of getting that $1,449 LTE-enabled Chromebook Pixel. If so, we have great news for you!
The Chromebook Pixel’s Google Play Store site has just been updated with an exact shipping date. Google was giving us a 6-7 week waiting period when the Pixel was announced and released. This number has been changed to April 8th now, which means it is coming right on time.
Chromebook Pixel Specs:
- 1.8 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
- Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000
- 4 GB of DDR3 RAM
- 64 GB SSD
- 12.85″, 2560×1700, 400 nit display
- Gorilla Glass multi-touch screen
- Backlit Chrome keyboard
- HD Webcam
- 2 USB 2.0 ports / mini display port / 2-in-1 SD and MMC reader
- Up to 5 hours battery life (59 Wh battery)
- Dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2×2
- Bluetooth 3.0
The device will come with the same specs, save for twice the storage capacity (64 GB) and the obvious addition of LTE connectivity. Of course, you also get the 1 TB of Google Drive storage for 2 years and the usual 100 MB of free internet data-enabled Chromebooks usually get.
As for data plans, there are rumored prices going around the internet. We wouldn’t hold our breath on it, as these prices are rumored, but they are a good estimate at the very least.
Verizon Chromebook Pixel LTE data plans:
- $9.99 for an unlimited day pass
- $20 for 1 GB for the month
- $35 for 3 GB for the month
- $50 for 5 GB for the month
So there you go, guys. Now that we have a set date, are you planning to get one of these shipped home next month?