Pixelbook costs $999, don't hold your breath
That's a bit like saying, Google Pixel phone costs £700, don't hold your breath (on Android).
Other Chromebooks are available, and they are the perfect computer for many of my friends and people like... my Dad. People who aren't very good with computers, and just do email and web browsing, etc.
*** And people I wish would leave me alone and stop asking me to fix their bloody computer. ***
I think they have a future, but not for people who read The Reg. For their friends though? But let's wait and see.