I managed to get a Chromebook Pixel for about $900 on eBay (the 64GB, LTE version, which still had the 1TB of free storage on Google Drive available). They're relatively inexpensive on eBay right now, because of all of the people selling the Pixel they were given for free at Google I/O. My verdict, after having it for about two weeks: I'm incredibly happy with it. It's fast, hassle-free, and secure. The screen is just amazing, especially when you use it to write code all day - the extra pixels really help when you have a screen full of text that you're editing. Because of the free storage, I've now uploaded my 240 GB of pictures to Google Drive, so I don't need to worry so much about my own backup solution. Because of crouton (which was super easy to get running), I can run a full linux distribution in a terminal, to do whatever I can't just do with ChromeOS, without rebooting (I don't really need X, so I didn't install it, but I could have). And there's an SD card reader, which I used to turn my Pixel into a large android tablet + keyboard (I installed android 4.3 onto a $17, 32 GB sd card, and can boot from it). The android side has some issues, but it's just for fun, anyway. It's nice to have a really large screen to use some android apps on, occasionally (I don't imagine I'll boot into android that often, but it's nice to have when I want it).
I would highly recommend it.