The “Super Google Chromebook Pixel” has all but flown off the shelves of both online and brick-and-mortar retailers. Despite the increasing rarity of these notebooks, you can still find brand new Chromebook Pixels for sale online, but it can be tricky.
Your best bet for where to buy a Chromebook Pixel new is on Amazon. Amazon typically also has some open-box or refurbished models on all their notebooks (including other Chromebook models). These may be from third-party-sellers on the marketplace or from Amazon’s Warehouse Deals (which I’ve personally had very good fortune with in the past).
The higher price relative to other Chromebooks may have stopped it from selling as many models as Google had hoped, but the price is really pretty middle-of-the-road for a notebook, and actually low considering the brilliant resolution and uniquely high specs of this model.
(A Gorilla Glass screen? As someone who’s cracked my share of LCD screens over the years… Sold.)
It’s strange that the Pixel is so hard to find, because it has received awesome reviews. Just read the customer reviews on Amazon and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
It’s unlikely, in my opinion, that the Pixel line is permanently discontinued. The reviews for the Chromebook Pixel were much too glowing for manufacturers to ignore. I expect we’ll see more similar models in the future, though the dwindling supplies of the unique Chromebook Pixel may make it a “Google collector’s item” one day.