You've waited, and now it's here. The Pixel C has found its way into the Google Store. There it's available for the starting price of $499.99 for the 32GB model or $599.99 for 64GB.
This is the cheapest Pixel device Google has ever released, but it's not a laptop. It's a tablet, and instead of Chrome OS, it runs Android. But the hardware design will still look familiar to anyone who has followed Google's previous in-house efforts. The slate is made of aluminum, and the 10.2 screen packs 308 pixels into every inch.
The Pixel C moves the navigation buttons around, placing the Back and Home buttons on the left and Recents on the right. These changes aside, you're still looking at running Android on a 10-inch screen. Google hasn't done much to improve that experience, so keep that in mind as you hover your mouse over the buy button.