I'm sure the Google Chromebook team likes to see low priced Chromebooks to get more users running the Chrome operating system. Despite not having firm statistics on Chromebook sales it appears that cheaply priced Chromebooks have made a vast contribution to the success of Chrome operating system.
Rumors are all over the web of a new Pixel Chromebook designed by Google. I've yet to see anything official on this out of Google yet.
I for one feels there is a place for a 13-14" quality Chromebook. People are regularly purchasing Ultrabooks in the $600-1000 range and Macbook Air's for $1000+. So why not have a "premium" Chromebook in the $500-600 range. I'm thinking a thin and light device with excellent battery life, an efficient I5 Mobile CPU, fast SSD, 4-8GB ram. Most important,better construction. An alloy or some form of composite construction that will hold up to heavy usage.
I'm ready for a quality premium Chromebook.