(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – $1,299 for a Chromebook? That’s a rather high price compared to Samsung’s Chromebook offering at $249.00.
However, the reason for the price appears to be in the name. The device is the Chromebook Pixel and features things that other Chromebooks do without like 239 pixels per inch (setting a record for laptops), touchscreen controls and even 4G connectivity.
Despite those impressive specs, some analysts have bashed the offering. “But at $1,300, the Chromebook Pixel is simply put, a ripoff! The 32 GB Chromebook Pixel is actually $100 more expensive than the 128 GB version of the 13″ MacBook Air and just $200 short of a MacBook Pro with a Retina display. And I thought Apple was on the expensive side of the laptop market!,” stated a report from Forbes contributor Jean-Baptiste Su. The title of the same report also described the device as a “$1,300 Web Browser.”
Other tech specs of the device, meanwhile, include a 32GB solid state drive, a 12.85” HD screen, Intel HD Graphics 4000 and a weight of 3.4 lbs. Google talks about the computer in the video below: