Gallery: 10 Chromebooks available now that will support the upcoming Google Play store update

Google Chromebook Pixel

The Pixel is the last of the three Chromebooks that will run Google Play right now using the same steps as the Acer and Asus machines. This is Google's own Chrome OS machine, and it's perfect for those who think a cheap Chromebook is a lousy Chromebook.

The Asus Flip and Acer N11 both price around $300 right now. That's actually a bit steep for a Chromebook, but it's nothing compared to the Pixel: it's currently priced at $1,299.That's a lot of money for a Chromebook. The specs are impressive; whether or not they're worth the cost is up to you.

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 processor / 2.4 GHz
  • Cores: Dual-Core
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB SSD
  • Screen: 12.85"
  • Touchscreen: multi-touch
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs
  • Battery life: 12 hours
  • Price (Google shopping): $1,299

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Prices are current as of publishing. They may change in the future.

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.