Another Chromebook price drop? It took me by surprise when I saw this price change. How did I miss this. Did someone else report this new before? when did this happen?
Update: Price is back to $349 on Amazon. Thanks Kurt and Susan for updating me!
I am not sure. Did anyone else here notice this? Is this really new, or an old news?
The last news I could find was this. Samsung Introduces New Chromebook, Wifi Only,$349.99. Now Samsung Chromebook price for the Wifi only version has dropped to $299.99 on Amazon.com. Check it out here.
New Chromebooks Getting Ready – Is That The Reason?
I am reading this news along with the rumors about new Chromebooks from Samsung and new players coming to market. Remember the Sony Vaio Chromebook? So, is this price drop because we are close to the launch of newer Chromebook?
There are lot of new Chromebooks getting ready. “Daisy” Is A New Chromebook Powered By Samsung’s Exynos 5250 Processor. There are many other devices showing up in the Chromium code with different sets of hardware. Some with touchscreen, some with ethernet ports etc.
Google IO is also near and that’s where Google usually announce Android and Chrome OS related news. I see a lot of momentum these days around Daisy Chromebook on the code base.
The team is pushing lot of changes to this build and I see a lot more mentions of “factory build” and “factory tests” etc which makes me feel that we are almost there.
Acer Chromebook Prices
Another thing we need to take in to consideration while discussing the Samsung Chromebook Price drop is Acer’s pricing for their Chromebooks.
We can not be really sure if the Samsung Chromebook price drop is because of new chromebooks. Acer is already selling Wifi only Chromebooks for $299.99. They dropped that price in 2011 November. But Acer Chromebook prices were lower than those of Samsung’s, right from the start.
Anyways, if you are planning to buy a Chromebook, it is a good time to do so. Chrome OS is getting better with each update, and prices are coming down!! Get one from Amazon today.