Google Chromebooks now available for purchase

We first saw Google’s prototype chromebook, the CR-48, a few months back. Google revealed all of the details on its official chromebook at the Google I/O developer conference in May. Samsung and Acer were named the first two manufacturing partners to develop commercially available Chromebooks.

Google tried to develop some more buzz by having a pre-sale of a few chromebooks through Gilt and by also creating an easter egg hunt type game in which consumers searched for clues to have a chance at winning an early Chromebook. Now, both models of the Chromebook are available for purchase at both BestBuy and Amazon.

The Acer model will cost $349.99, while the Samsung model is a bit more expensive at $429.99. The Chromebooks will also be available at different online retailers in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands. Google’s Chrome OS will bring a cool new experience to the computer market. Chrome OS does not have a desktop and users complete everything through the web broswer. Let us know if you purchase a Chromebook in the comments section below.

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Author: Dakota Torres

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  • Philip Douglass

    I got the Samsung Chromebook through the Gilt sale for my birthday. I’m enjoying it — it fits my needs pretty well, and the battery life is nothing short of amazing.