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April 10, 2015

Google release details of Chromebook Pixel 2 Launch In UK inc date and pricing

Google-Chromebook-Pixel-2Google has now confirmed an official launch date and pricing for the Chromebook pixel 2 in the UK. Not only will Google sell it on Store.Google and Dixon’s PC World and Curry’s.

The new Chromebook Pixel will be available in the UK on the 21st of April via the online Google Store and through a tie-in with electronics retail group Dixons. Pricing consists of £799 for the Core i5 version, and £999 for the i7 version.

In terms of bang-for-buck, here’s how we explained the differences in specs when we reviewed the new Chromebook Pixel last month.

The new Pixel Core i5 (2.2 GHz Broadwell-U) version with 8GB of RAM (up from 4GB in the original) and a 32GB SSD, is £799
The Core i7 “LS” version (2.4 GHz Broadwell-U) with 16GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD. Both use Intel’s HD Graphics 5500 GPU and weigh in at 3.3 lbs. is £999

As we previously noted, both models of the new Chromebook Pixel are Wi-Fi-only, no LTE (4G) models. Google believe that most people use tethering linking their Chromebook to their phones and the company wanted to “put resources elsewhere.”

Meanwhile, the choice of Dixons as a retail partner in the U.K. is an obvious one. Not only is the company the biggest electrical retailer on the UK high streets, it recently began working with a marketing agency hired by Google to trial a revamped ‘Google Shop‘ — a store within a store — inside its Currys / PC World store on London’s Tottenham Court Road.

We wouldn’t be surprised if at some point the Chromebook Pixel managed to find its way into another Dixons store, Carphone Warehouse. We shall see.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini