Yes, Again. Chromebooks from Acer is not going to be shipped anytime soon. The wifi model is delayed till mid July and 3G model till mid August. That’s what the Acer Chromebook page on Amazon.com says.
Very bad Acer, really!
I know that there are many who are planning to buy Acer Chromebooks for its HDMI port and the better price compared to Samsung Series 5. Most of the Samsung Chromebook fans got their orders already and are on Cloud and you, Acer, have left your fans in a very sad state.
This is after playing with the price couple of times, let me remind you all.
Acer removed the name “Cromia” from, their sales pages on Amazon.com and the new name is AC700. Well, that’s a good move. I always felt that Cromia won’t fit in between “Acer’ and “Chromebook”. The name Chromebook itself was kinda unique, at least for now, hoping that we will see a lot of companies producing Chromebooks soon.
Chromebook Subscription plans and Acer Chromebook Delays – Any Connection?
One thing that went through my mind after reading the news about the shipping delay was the Subscription model Google announced for Chromebooks. It’s $20/pm for schools and $28/pm for businesses. Uhmm, that’s the starting price and its for Acer Chromebooks, not for the Samsung stuff. Here is the pricing chart from Google’s FAQ page.
|Option 1||Option 2|
|Weight||2.95 lbs. / 1.34 kg.||3.26 lbs / 1.48 kg|
|Battery||6 hours of continuous usage*||8.5 hours of continuous usage*|
|Price (3 year contract term)||- $28/subscription/month with WiFi
- $31/subscription/month with WiFi and 3G access card
|- $30/subscription/month with WiFi
- $33/subscription/month with WiFi and 3G access card
Yes, the $28 price is for the Acer Chromebook. You need to pay couple of $$ extra if you want a shiny Samsung Chromebook for work or school with subscription. I am sure most of the subscription customers will go with Acer device ditching the sexy look for some savings.
Even though Google did not give us any numbers, they have stated that response to the Subscription model was promising. It is safe to assume that Google has received a good number of orders from Schools and Organizations for Chromebooks. Now, relate this to the Acer shipment delays. Will it be because the high number of orders Google has placed for their subscription plan ?
Think about it, and let me know what you think, see the comment form right below this post ?
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