Google slashes prices on Chromebooks

Google slashes prices on Chromebooks
Samsung and Acer have slashed prices on their Chromebook models, and Samsung has introduced a new Series 5 netbook, as well.

In conjunction with Google, the Chromebooks have been dropped to $299 and the new Series 5, which is black (and removes 3G) will sell for same price.



The devices previously cost $350 and $429, respectively.

Additionally, Google has updated the ChromeOS operating system that runs the computers, adding a cleaner login screen and easier access to the file manager.

"We've also been working closely with our partners to continually improve the overall Chromebook experience while making them even more affordable," added Venkat Rapaka, Senior Product Manager.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 21 Nov 2011 15:59
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  • 3 comments
  • buxtahuda

    Quote:Series 5, which ... removes 3G...

    The devices previously cost $350 and $429, respectively.
    So used to, you'd pay an extra $79 to remove a feature and get it in black?

    And now you can pay the same price, but remove a feature and get it in black?

    I'm lost...

    ~*Livin' Electronicallly*~

    21.11.2011 17:15 #1

  • Hyasuma

    is piece of crap anyways.

    Being nice always has its own consequences

    21.11.2011 23:06 #2

  • dyingjedi

    Not impressed! won't be seeing it as anything useful until i see it drop below the $150 or lower! Will stick to a real laptop or netbook with ssd! anything with SSD with just better! Sata3 for the win!

    22.11.2011 03:27 #3

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