Google Chromebooks get an update and new lower price

The Google Chromebook launched but has been pretty quiet since then. The problem? The price has just been too high for how little you get compared to falling in price netbooks and notebooks. In Google’s announcement, they stated that the price point was something that’s changing.

We’ve also been working closely with our partners to continually improve the overall Chromebook experience while making them even more affordable. So, we’re excited to share that beginning this week Acer and Samsung Chromebooks will be available starting at $299. The updated prices will be available through our online retail partners.

From looking at NewEgg, Amazon, Best Buy, and TigerDirect, only one Chromebook is starting at $299 – the Acer AC700-1099 model. The other Acer model and the Samsung models are going for $350, $435, or $450. The $435 price point is for the new black version of the Samsung Series 5 Wi-Fi only Chromebook (pictured below). I’m not sure why the black version is going for $85 more than the $350 silver or white version.

Google is going to have to keep doing some more math to get that price point lower if it’s wanting to entice customers to choose their browser devices. The new features are nice updates but hardly things that will drive in more customers.

  • The Chromebooks now have a fresh, clean login interface.
  • The New Tab page has been revamped to make it easier to managed apps, bookmarks, and most visited sites.
  • The Chrome Web Store also received a new look.

So what else do you have to show, Google?



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Posted by Jason Hamilton | November 24, 2011  |  No Comment

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