As Google unveiled Chromebook Pixel, a high end laptop that is priced very high at $1299 (WIFI) and $1499 for LTE version. The high price for the laptop is attracting a lot of criticism and even I at first wondered what exactly was Google doing here.
It has only 64GB internal memory, it runs on Chrome OS which is basically a juiced up browser. Add a couple of hundred dollars to the that price tag and one could by a MacBook.
So why would someone pay $1299 for a Chromebook Pixel?
- The answer is simple. Google offers 1 TB cloud storage for 3 years with Google Drive.
- The pricing for Google Drive’s 1 TB package is $49.99 on a monthly basis (Google Drive Pricing).
- So for one year storage, the pricing will be $599.88.
- Multiply it by three years and that goes up to $1799.64
So basically, if I was someone who purchased 1 TB storage space on Google Drive, it might be a great idea to buy Chromebook Pixel just for the storage. The awesome display touch-screen laptop is a bonus.
I am not sure how many people buy 1TB storage space on Google Drive, but I am sure Google has taken a calculated risk at wooing those high-end cloud users onto Chromebook Pixel.
Do you still think Chromebook Pixel is over-priced? Do drop in your comments.