More Pixel perspectives – and, unlike the case with the Nexus 4/7/10 devices (built by LG, ASUS, and Samsung, respectively), Google apparently designed and built the Pixel on its own (PCMag.com notes “The Pixel is the first Chromebook that Google commissioned itself, although it used a small, undisclosed ODM partner to manufacture it.”)
“Whether or not the Pixel can actually sell in any significant numbers is an, as yet, unanswered question. Pichai wouldn’t disclose specific sales numbers for any Chromebooks, but he said he believes that the appetite for a high-end Chromebook is there, noting that since Google and Samsung launched their $250 Chromebook 125 days ago, that specific computer has been the best selling laptop on Amazon every single day.
“This is targeted for a segment of users who have committed to the cloud,” he said of the $1,300 Pixel. “We believe we’ve built the best laptop from a hardware standpoint.””