Google Drop ChromeBook Prices, but not for Black Friday
Posted in Google on Monday, November 28, 2011, 09:55
When Google first announced the ChromeBook we all thought â€˜Awesome! A laptop with no software or updates? That must be cheap!â€™
But we were wrong. We werenâ€™t way off the mark though, it wasnâ€™t the most expensive laptop around but with the top model (the Samsung 5 3G) costing around $500 Google werenâ€™t really giving themselves an advantage over a standard notebook/netbook.
This week, it seems that Google have realised their mistake and will be dropping the price of all ChromeBook models, with the cheapest one (the Acer AC-700 WiFi) now sitting under $300 at $299. Â Â Â
Google is marketing the drop as a seasonal incentive, however, unlike Amazon, Walmart, Apple, and Best Buy; Google wonâ€™t be putting its prices back up.
Venkat Rapaka, Senior Product Manager at Google, took to the Google blog to explain that all ChromeBook models will see a price drop of at least $50. He also announced that Samsung will also be offering the Samsung 5 WiFi (now $349) in black as well as the pearlescent white itâ€™s currently in.
Along with the cost cutting, Google is offering a few tweaks to the Chrome OS system that improve a few aesthetic and functionality issues.
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