According to a YouTube video that Google posted, then subsequently pulled earlier today, the company is pretty close to releasing a follow-up to the Chromebook Pixel, a high-end Chromebook the company released all the way back in 2013 for a hefty (at least by Chromebook standards) $1300.
The video, which was first spotted by the folks at OMG! Chrome!, was from a talk given by Google's Director of Android & Chrome and Google for Work Renee Niemi at the Google TeamWork 2015 event. In it, she says the following:
We do have a new Pixel coming out and it will be coming out soon. We will be selling it but I just have to set your expectations: this is a development platform. This is really a proof of concept. We don't make very many of these — we really don't. And […] our developers and our Googlers consume 85% of what we produce. But yes, we do have a new Pixel coming out.
It's important to note Niemi's heavy emphasis on the fact that the Pixel 2 is a proof of concept. The original Pixel was somewhat of a testbed for new features, such as a touchscreen and a higher-end processor. It will be interesting to see what features Google may add to this new Pixel in order to push the vision it has for Chromebooks as a whole.