Google reveals LTE-enabled Chromebook Pixel launch date

Summary:Google has revealed that an LTE version of its premium Chromebook device will start shipping in the US from next month.

Google has confirmed that an LTE-enabled Chromebook Pixel will start shipping in a few weeks.

US buyers will be able to get their hands on the LTE Pixel from 8 April, according to the Google Play Store, but there's no word yet on international availability.

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The LTE-enabled version is $1,449 while the standard version is $1,300

The laptop will be available on Verizon's 4G network. However, the LTE Chromebook can't step down from 4G to slower 3G when there is no 4G signal available. 

Customers will receive a free 100MB of data on Verizon each month for the first two years of service, according to the Play Store.

Google unveiled its non-LTE Chromebook Pixel last month . The device, which is priced at £1,049 in the UK, has been pitched by Google as the first premium Chrome-powered notebook.

Topics: Google, Laptops, Verizon

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