Google's Pixel 2 is about to drop, but you probably won't buy it

Chromebook Pixel
Chromebook Pixel

Google is preparing to launch a Chromebook Pixel sequel, but the statistics show that it probably won't be for you.

Speaking at the Team Work 2015 event, Google's Renee Niemi confirmed that the Chromebook Pixel 2 is coming "soon". It's being aimed at developers following the stat that 85% of those who bought the original Pixel are either developers or Google employees, which is unsurprising considering its hefty $1,299 (£1,049) price tag.

Niemi said: "We do have a new Pixel coming out and it will be coming out soon. We will be selling it but I just 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 — we really don't. And […] our developers and our Googlers consume 85% of what we produce. But yes, we do have a new Pixel coming out."

Pixel Perfect

Niemi stopped short of unveiling what specs will feature in the Pixel 2, which could arrive with Intel's Broadwell CPU and a reversible USB Type-C connection.

The original Pixel made headlines for its price and dazzling 2,560 x 1,700 pixel-resolution display, but a chunky chassis and average battery life mean Google's notebook is beginning to show its age - particularly going up against impressive newcomers like the Toshiba Chromebook 2.

Via OMG! Chrome

Kane Fulton
Kane has been fascinated by the endless possibilities of computers since first getting his hands on an Amiga 500+ back in 1991. These days he mostly lives in realm of VR, where he's working his way into the world Paddleball rankings in Rec Room.