So long, Chromebook Pixel (2015).
On Tuesday, Google retired its laptop after finally realizing there was no place for the Chromebook Pixel to exist. The latest device, which was announced in March 2015, didn’t separate itself all that much from the original. Although the design and specifications were pretty amazing for a Chromebook, Google struggled to find an audience as the Chromebook Pixel (2015) started at $999. That base model was discontinued earlier this year and Google left only the $1,299 model on the market.
Now there’s no Chromebook Pixel to purchase as the company confirmed the device has been discontinued.
A Google spokesperson told VentureBeat the following:
“We’re committed to the Pixel program but we don’t have plans to restock the Pixel 2.”
Moving forward, you’ll have to consider the Pixel C if you’re searching for a Pixel-named device. It’s also the de facto flagship Android tablet after HTC ended Nexus 9 production, which was around the same time Google began pulling the Chromebook Pixel. Redirecting people to the Pixel program could be proof that Google is indeed going to suspend the Nexus brand indefinitely as it pushes its own name on hardware.
Anyone interested in a premium device running Chrome OS still has the HP Chromebook 13 to buy.