Google to ship LTE Chromebook Pixel laptops on April 8th

Google is set to begin shipping the first batch of its LTE Chromebook Pixel laptops on April 8th, according to a post on its Play store.

Initially, only consumers in the US will be able to get their hands on the machine, which costs in the region of $1,449 (£954) for the LTE – 4G – version, while the Wi-Fi only model is set to retail at $1,299.

This may be a hefty sum of cash to part with, but owners will benefit from 64GB of storage and a 12.85-inch touchscreen that displays 4.3 million pixels.

In addition, the device boasts a 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 chip processor and 4GB of random access memory, while having LTE connectivity means users can take advantage of superfast internet speeds.

Just by buying the LTE version of the Chromebook Pixel, people will receive 100MB of free data every month for two years on Verizon’s LTE network. Meanwhile, according to GigaOm, the pay-as-you-go pricing for broadband is expected to be $9.99 for a day pass, $20 for 1GB a month, $35 for 3GB and $50 for 5GB a month.