The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is a notebook with a 12.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N570 dual core processor, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB solid state disk. Oh yeah, and it runs Google Chrome OS — a fast-booting operating system designed around the Chrome web browser.
When Samsung introduced the Series 5 Chromebook last year it had a starting price of $430. Now you can pick one up from Amazon for $299.99.
This is the second price drop for the laptop. In November the price fell to $350.
The Acer AC700 Chromebook is available for the same $300 price, but that price has remained steady for the last half year or so. Acer’s Chromebook also features a slightly smaller 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display.
It’s likely that the price cut for the Series 5 Chromebook is an indication that new models could hit the streets soon.
But unless you really need a cheap device for web browsing today, you might want to hold out for those new models.
While you might not think it takes a high-speed processor to power a web browser, first generation Chromebooks have a tendency to feel sluggish once you start opening more than a few browser tabs at a time.
via Chrome Story