While the Chromebook Pixel has been available since the day it was announced, the LTE-equipped version of Google’s ultra-slim, touch-screen Chrome OS notebook has remained elusive. It seems those who pre-ordered the device will be able to get the unit in just about two weeks’ time, though, as the Play Store listing has been updated to give a very specific shipping date of April 8th here in the United States.
The Chromebook Pixel was criticized for its high price tag at the time of its announcement, and if you didn’t like the $1,300 the WiFi-only version costs there’s no reason the $1,450 price tag on the LTE version will please you. (Note: you’re also getting double the internal storage — about 64GB — in the LTE version compared to the WiFi version.) Alongside that, the word is that LTE pricing from Verizon will be as follows:
- $9.99 for an unlimited day pass
- $20 for 1 GB for the month
- $35 for 3 GB for the month
- $50 for 5 GB for the month
Note that for the first two years you will get 100MB of data for free, but we imagine that won’t be enough for you power users. This date could change at any time, but with just two weeks to go it won’t be long before we see if Google’s really rolling these things out of warehouses and onto the doorsteps of customers. Are you planning on getting one?