Tuesday , October 24 2017

Google Pixelbook with ‘Pixelbook Pen’ Stylus leaks, starting at $1199USD


If your wallet isn’t hurting already from the leaks of a new Daydream View, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and Google Home Mini, then the Pixelbook will be the final nail in that coffin.

The Chrome OS based Pixelbook will be launched alongside all the rest of Google’s goodies on October 4th. The Pixelbook will come in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options and come in this lovely silver colour…just like the previous two Chromebook Pixels.

As you can see from the image, the Pixelbook will convert to a tablet mode thanks to what appears to be 360-degree hinges attaching the screen to the body. This will perhaps finally be the Chrome OS tablet that we’ve all wanted.

The Pixelbook will be premium enough, but for those wanting a stylus, a Pixelbook Pen will also be sold seperately for $99USD (about $124AUD). The pen which you can see below will be pressure sensitive with tilt support and ‘no lag’. It will be coloured the same as the Pixelbook and have a button which could possibly launch Google Assistant which has been teased as coming to Chrome OS for some time.

Now for the price of the Pixelbook itself. The device will come in three storage options: 128GB, 256GB and 512GB with the 128GB priced at $1,199USD ($1,496AUD), the 256GB model at $1,399USD ($1,745AUD) and finally the 512GB model will be priced at $1,749 (that’s $2182.70AUD).

The prices are high, and it remains to be seen whether Google will bring their first high-end Chrome OS device to Australia or not. We certainly hope so, but hope they can do something about those prices before they do.

Would you buy a $1,500 Chromebook?

 

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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6 Comments on "Google Pixelbook with ‘Pixelbook Pen’ Stylus leaks, starting at $1199USD"

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I’m not sure why we’re having this discussion? The OG Pixel was $1,300. The Pixel LS 2015 was $1,300.

WHY?!? Why are we still asking if this is too much to pay for a Chromebook? Find a Pixel owner who isn’t happy that they spent the money. Seriously.

This isn’t news. And, 5 years later, this isn’t a question that needs to be asked.

Matt
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Matt

I have one of the original Pixel Chromebook’s and have never regretted it. Could definitely see myself picking one of these up..

Fred
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Fred

Ha ha ha … $1,500 … ha, ha, ha

I could get a real laptop, with a real OS and real software for less than that. And since when has 385GB of extra SSD space cost $550?

Google have lost the plot.

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The secret to ChromeOS isn’t what it can’t do, but what it doesn’t do that you don’t need. How often do you use “real software” on a laptop? Is it worth the trade in terms of security and speed? A windows laptop slows down after a few months, my mum’s $260 Chromebook that I bought for her 3 years ago is faster today than it was when we bought it. And I’ve never needed to worry about her visiting malicious sites. I’m a programmer and do most of my work on a Chromebook Pixel 2015 because the USER EXPERIENCE is… Read more »
Andrew
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Andrew

I’d really like one, but those prices scare me. Even after a straight $ conversion, the base model is $1500, and we know it’ll be higher than that at retail, prob $1700 AUD for base model. That’s quite a bit of money for an Android tablet/laptop hybrid. Can get a Macbook for that sort of pricing…

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Yeah it’s ridiculous. The cheapest is a minimum $1500au? Tell them they’re dreaming… Dell xps for me instead thanks

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