Three years after its introduction, the Chromebook Pixel remains an awesome piece of hardware. The Pixel was so advanced for its time that it’s still better than many Chromebooks out there – and quite a few laptops. It was also extremely expensive.
If you couldn’t justify paying $1300 for a Chromebook Pixel up until now, now you can own a piece of computing history, not to mention a solid laptop, for just $400.
eBay seller Melofone (98.4% positive rating) offers an open box Google Chromebook Pixel for $398.99.
The product description doesn’t specify, but “open box” typically means you’re getting a product that looks and works like new that may come in an opened, damaged, or replaced package. If you’re not happy with the device, you can return it within 30 days. Free shipping is available (in the US, paid for international deliveries) and the order is protected by eBay’s money-back guarantee.
Specs of the Chromebook Pixel include a 12.85-inch 2560 x 1700 display, 4GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5 processor, 32GB SSD storage, and an onboard Intel graphics card. You may find that the 32GB of storage is not enough (you can expand it with an SD card), but otherwise these specs should give you a solid user experience.
Unfortunately, the original Chromebook Pixel does not support Android apps, so if you were looking forward to trying that feature, you may want to look at the list of Android apps-compatible Chromebooks.