Google Chromebook Private Sale at Gilt Groupe

by Matthew Diehl on June 1, 2011

You remember how everyone went crazy for the Google Chromebook last year. People waited and waited for a beta model to test, some got one and some didn’t.

Well, now you can buy a Chromebook before they go on sale June 15th at the Gilt Groupe. I just received this email invitation from The Chrome Team at Google:

Google Chromebook On Sale at Gilt Groupe

Looks like a limited supply of Chromebooks have been pre-allocated to Gilt Groupe for sale.

Here is the Gilt Groupe sale page:
Gilt Groupe Chromebook Sale Page

Here is what the details of the sale are:
With your Chromebook order from Gilt, you’ll also receive a limited-edition Chromebook sleeve designed by Rickshaw. Sleeve will be shipped separately.

• 12.1″ (1280×800) Display
• 3.26 lbs / 1.48 kg
• Up to 8.5 hours of continuous usage*
• Intel Dual-Core Processor
• Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G**
• HD Webcam
• 2 USB 2.0 ports
• 4-in-1 memory card slot
• Mini-VGA port
• Fullsize Chrome keyboard
• Oversized, fully-clickable trackpad

*Engineering specs can change without prior notice. Battery times are estimates, depend on lots of different factors, and may decline over time.

**All Chromebook Series 5 3G models include up to 100MB per month of Mobile Broadband service included with device for 2 years, provided by Verizon. Also available are an unlimited day pass for just $9.99 and pay-as-you-go rates that don’t require any long-term contracts.

Brand: Samsung

Color: arctic white

Now, who is dropping $499 for a Chromebook?

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B. Jones June 1, 2011 at 8:35 pm

$499 for a lobotomized netbook? Think I’ll pass…


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