You might scoff at the regular $1,000 price of Google’s excellent Pixelbook. It’s fundamentally just a really nice Chromebook, after all. And paying $1,000 for one of those is a hard mental barrier to break. But would a price drop to $750 be enough to change your mind? For “a limited time,” Google is discounting the laptop by $250. The sale is good at Google’s online store and Best Buy.
That entry-level Pixelbook has a Core i5 processor, 128GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM. To be honest, that seems like all I would ever need out of a machine like this for the foreseeable future. But if you want to load the thing up, the $250 promotional discount also applies to the higher SKUs. So the model with 256GB storage drops to $950 and the maxed out Pixelbook with a Core i7 chip, 512GB of storage, and 16GB of RAM can be had for $1,400.
I still think you’d be pretty silly to drop $1,400 on this device. For that kind of money, just buy the new Huawei MateBook X Pro, a Dell, or the Surface Laptop. But at $750? It suddenly becomes a lot more tempting. The Pixelbook’s hardware is phenomenal. If you’re comfortable with the limitations of Chrome OS (Android apps are doing a decent job filling in some of the gaps) and/or you’re looking for a secondary, portable computer, I’d give it serious consideration — while the deal lasts, that is.