Google’s Pixelbook has been out since October, but at that time the company had only released the base and mid-range models of its flagship Chromebook. But now the most powerful Chromebook on the market — the Pixelbook with an i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD — is finally available, via Phandroid.
That kind of power doesn’t come cheap, even for the Pixelbook (which starts at $999). Usually, the top of the line Pixelbook runs for an eye-watering $1,649, which puts it uncomfortably close to devices like Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 and Apple’s MacBook Pro. Google is discounting all three Pixelbook models by $100 for a limited time, so you’ll be able to pick one up for a mere $1,549 instead.
The most powerful Chromebook ever?
That price tag gets you an almost ludicrously powerful Pixelbook, though. Instead of the Core i5 processor found on its cheaper siblings, the top model comes with an Intel Core i7 chip instead. Google has doubled the RAM from 8GB to 16GB, and the SSD is a 512GB NVMe model instead of the slower and smaller capacities found in the other models.
If you are thinking about picking one up, there are a couple of deals that you’ll be able to take advantage of to help ease the sting of that price tag. Google is offering a free Google Home to anyone who picks up any Pixelbook (add it to your cart alongside the Pixelbook to see the discount) between now and December 31st, and there’s also an offer for six months of free Netflix, too.