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Is the Google Chromebook Pixel Worth the Price?

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As Google continues to step into the hardware space, they’ve introduced us to a “beast” of a device, the Chromebook Pixel. Now that it’s available for the public to buy from Amazon, the question is: “Is the Pixel worth the heft price tag?”

Chromebook Pixel - Verge Review - Worth it?

To me, the value of a Chromebook running Google’s operating system comes from the low price tag. Each original Chromebook was below $300 at launch – The Samsung, Acer, and even HP Chromebooks all provide value because of their reasonable price tags. But, at over $1,500 the Pixel absolutely negates that value. As I said in my post, Why Buy a Samsung Chromebook, the number one reason is price.

Though I am intrigued by the seemingly amazing build quality of the Pixel, I don’t think the price is justified. The 2560 x 1700 pixel resolution is amazing, don’t get me wrong, but when I’ve found the Chrome OS to be most valuable for browsing, blogging, and casually watching video, I don’t think users will be able to fully take advantage of all the pixels at their disposal.

What really intrigues me is the fact that Google is producing high quality hardware. I’d love to see more Google computer options if the Pixel is any sign of what they’re capable of producing. One satisfied reviewer on Amazon even said: “Build quality. Apple has nothing on this machine in terms of build quality. It is solid. In terms of build quality and materials, it is equal to a MacBook Pro and better than my HP Elitebook. Solid quality.”

What do you think? Anyone out there satisfied with the Pixel even with its high price?

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Author: Chris Richards

Chris Richards likes writing about technolgy, startups, and marketing. Follow him on Twitter @seerichards

5 thoughts on “Is the Google Chromebook Pixel Worth the Price?

  1. Wow, $1,500?? I didn’t even know Chromebooks could get that expensive, I was under the impression they were all budget computers. For $1,500 I’d stick with Mac. The lower end Chromebooks are interesting though. They’d make great first computers for teens, or a great college computer for those on a budget.

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  2. I agree. Until Google does more with Chrome OS the Pixel is way over kill. This is unless you are dual booting Linus or something. Even so i think that the Pixel is still overkill in price and Specs.

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