Google's premium Chromebook is now a dead Pixel

Chromebook Pixel 2015

The Chromebook Pixel 2, last year's sequel to the original top-end Pixel from Google, is out of stock and discontinued.

The 12.85-inch notebook is no longer available on the Google Store, and according to VentureBeat, Google has confirmed that there won't be any more devices made, issuing a statement which read: "We're committed to the Pixel program but we don't have plans to restock the Pixel 2."

Chromebooks are, of course, thought of as a budget computing option, but those who wanted a premium machine running Google's cloudy OS will doubtless be disappointed to see the Pixel 2 vanish.

The refreshed Chromebook Pixel which came out in 2015 pitched one model (the Core i5 version) at a cheaper price than its predecessor ($999 or £799), which was a welcome move – although that variant was actually discontinued earlier this year.

Note that in the UK, you can still grab a Chromebook Pixel (Core i7) online from certain retailers at the moment, although it's a fair bet remaining stock might start disappearing more quickly now that people know there won't be any more of the laptops produced.

Pixel C

The only other device bearing the Pixel name is Google's Pixel C, although that's a very different machine – it's an Android tablet with an optional detachable keyboard (there are two keyboard models actually: the standard one, and a leather folio keyboard).

For other Chromebook possibilities, you might want to read our round-up of the 10 best Chromebooks currently on the market. Of course, the Pixel had a touchscreen, and other models which boast one include the Asus Chromebook Flip, Acer Chromebook R11, and the Dell Chromebook 11 also has a touchscreen option.

Darren is a freelancer writing news and features for TechRadar (and occasionally T3) across a broad range of computing topics including CPUs, GPUs, various other hardware, VPNs, antivirus and more. He has written about tech for the best part of three decades, and writes books in his spare time (his debut novel - 'I Know What You Did Last Supper' - was published by Hachette UK in 2013).