The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook officially goes on sale June 15th. But Google and Samsung have launched a Chromebook preview program which means you can start placing pre-orders now. Sort of.
Here’s how it works. Google started posting special links this morning. If you follow the links you’ll get to a pre-order page at Amazon which may only be available for a limited time.
The first Chromebook to go up for pre-order as part of the preview program is the 3G version of the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook. You can place an order for $499.99, but the laptop probably won’t ship until next week.
Samsung will also be offering a WiFi-only model on June 15th, and Acer plans to offer cheaper 3G and WiFi notebooks running Chrome OS as well. But there are no pre-order links for any of those models yet.