Google’s making a sequel of its Chromebook Pixel

There’s no official announcement yet, but Google’s hinted at one

The Google Chromebook Pixel went down history as one of the company’s high-end laptops running on Chrome OS. If you owned one, you might have loved it. And Google might want to reignite that love again by launching a successor.

Well, the Chromebook Pixel 2 is not exactly official yet, but sources have indicated that Google’s Renee Nieme spoke of the new laptop in passing at a recent event in San Diego. This intensifies the possibility of its existence even more.

“We do have a new Pixel coming out and it will be coming out soon. We will be selling it bit I 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,” OMG!CHROME! quoted Nieme saying.

The Chromebook Pixel came with a super high-res touch screen built-in, meaning that if there's a successor to it, it could boast a screen just as good, if not better than the former. Sources have also speculated that the new Pixel could sport USB Type-C ports (those reversible ones so you won’t have to plug them in wrongly every single time).

However, no other information about the laptop was leaked.

But one thing’s for sure – since the Chromebook Pixel itself cost about US$1300 (RM4709), the sequel to it will definitely be around that price range. This, as compared to other Chromebooks – that cost around the US$200 (RM724) to US$300 (RM1087) mark – is obviously more pricey but for a pixel packed unit, it would be worth the amount.

Nieme said the new Pixel’s coming “soon” so we expect to hear more about it in the coming weeks/months.

[Source and image: TechCrunch