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:
Looks like a limited supply of Chromebooks have been pre-allocated to Gilt Groupe for sale.
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.
Color: arctic white
Now, who is dropping $499 for a Chromebook?