Google’s second generation Chromebook Pixel has been available for the at least the past few weeks here in the U.S., and while Google didn’t change much of the design they did up the specifications just a little bit and, more importantly, they dropped the prices as the U.S. model now starts at $999 where as the first model started at $1,299. Now the new Chromebook Pixel is coming to the UK and probably a little sooner than some might have been expecting, as Google has now announced it’ll be hitting the UK Google Store on April 21st, which is just 11 days from now.
Prior to today’s announcement, Google hadn’t mentioned the launch date for the Chromebook Pixel in the UK, only that it would be making the transition from a U.S. only release to U.S. and UK sometime in the near future. Along with the release date, Google has also been forthcoming with the prices, which is important information if you’re planning on buying one and want to prepare for the hit your wallet is about to take. For interested UK buyers, the Chromebook Pixel starts at £799. That price pays for the 32GB model that carries 8GB of RAM and the Intel Core i5 processor. If the space and the RAM sound like they won’t be enough, Google will also be selling the 64GB model with 16GB of RAM, which is powered by the Intel Core i7 processor for £999. The new Chromebook Pixel is also equipped with the new USB Type C standard, meaning you’ll be able to use one cable for multiple jobs.
Just as a refresher, both models are WiFi only capable Chromebooks, so no LTE model will be available this time around, but given the amount of WiFi hotspots about and the ability to simply tether to your device for a connection, LTE probably isn’t needed anyway. Both Chromebook models will be available online at the UK Google Store, but for people that want to pick these things up physically, Google will also be selling both Chromebook models in partnership with Dixons, which means consumers should be able to pick up either Chromebook Pixel model at the recently opened Google Store within the Currys PC World store in London.