The Chromebook Pixel 2 proves that to compete with another successful product and brand often means focusing on different elements of the same thing. For instance, while the recently unveiled MacBook prioritizes minimalism and portability, this laptop is all about options and power. With USB-C port, two full-size USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot and a headphone jack, it focuses as much on convenience as it does on muscle.
Since the Chromebook Pixel 2 does appear to be competing with Apple's latest laptop, it's only natural that the price has increased significantly as well. However, fans of the browser-driven design will appreciate what comes with the Chromebook Pixel 2, making it worth the money.