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Chromebook Pixel with LTE price predicament

When considering the Chromebook Pixel you are advised to hang on a little longer in order to take advantage of the LTE model, because this model will be made available from April 8, 2013. The device will have an always-on connection, allowing you to save your work much quicker than before.

However, the biggest drawback would be the price, as the Pixel with LTE is to cost $1,449 and will need to use Verizon’s LTE network in order to take advantage of the faster speeds. We have to wonder who would pay such a high price for a Chromebook, and while we know the MacBook Pro costs a few hundred dollars more, you also get a lot more bang for your buck.

For years Apple has been accused of being overpriced, but there are other devices going the same way lately, and the Chromebook Pixel with LTE certainly seems one of them. However, where the Chromebook has the advantage is the fact you will get every Chrome OS update for free, unlike Windows or OS X, even though the latter is cheaper than the former.

Having said that, there are some Engadget readers who do not agree, saying you are have to purchase an overpriced machine and then wait a while for it to be updated to something more useful. Although unlike the MacBook Pro, you have far cheaper Chromebook options, which we recently discussed.

Before you consider paying the price for a new Chromebook Pixel, we advise you to read this article, because while they agree it is a decent machine, the hardware is a bit of an overkill and the touchscreen seems a little out of place. Overall the reviewer feels as though the Pixel is a concept device, but would you agree?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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