Some time ago, the i5 version ($999) of the 2015 model Chromebook Pixel went out of stock, and hasn’t come back in stock since.
Now, we’ve noticed that the i7 version ($1299) is also out of stock, and according to VentureBeat, it’s not coming back.
I wasn’t able to gain any information from the support rep, or the sales rep I spoke to on the phone today. The sales rep told me to check back in 24 hours and see if it’s in stock. So he either doesn’t know anything, or isn’t allowed to say anything.
But VentureBeat was able to get a quote from a spokesperson via email. According to the spokesperson:
“We’re committed to the Pixel program but we don’t have plans to restock the Pixel 2,”
So there you have it. Assuming VB’s source is legit, you will no longer be able to purchase a brand new Pixel 2.
Is that it for the Pixel line? Well, I don’t think so. Awhile back we in the Chromebook communities were all a buzz about a new job opening somebody happened to notice while perusing Google’s careers page, that strongly suggests Google is working on another Pixel.
It makes sense. The original Pixel was sold in 2013, the Pixel 2 came out two years later in 2015. Now, it’s late 2016 and the Pixel 2 is out of stock? Could early 2017 bring us a brand new Pixel?
What will the new Pixel be like? The last one already has two USB type C connectors. It was pretty thin, great battery life. Super powerful, of course. Amazing screen. What could be improved upon?