Early Release of Chromebook on Gilt GroupeLuxury fashion discount site will be selling the Samsung Chromebook until Thursday at 9:00 am.
June 01, 2011
by Joshua Condon
And they deride Apple products as mere fashion accessories: The recently unveiled Samsung Series 5 Chromebook (along with a model from Acer, one of the two new Google Chrome OS-based netbooks I previously wrote about) has already gone on sale at the luxury fashion discount site Gilt Groupe, ahead of the wide-release sale date of June 15th.
At least some of those who were part of Google’s original CR-48 testing program for early Chromebook received an e-mail pointing them to the limited-time, invitation-only (or so we thought) sale; as it turns out, Gilt has now opened up the sale to new and existing Gilt members—registration required, but members can try to get in on the action here , where the 3G-only (as in, no Wi-Fi) version of the Samsung 5 Series is listed for $499. The Samsung 5 Series Chromebook sale ends on Thursday at 9:00 AM EST; as with all Gilt sales, stock for sale is unknown, so the product runs out when it runs out.