A few months ago, Google made a bold move to enter the Netbook market with a new web-based OS called Google Chrome OS. In the initial months, Google gave out free netbooks to few users called as Cr-48. I was one of the few lucky users to get my hands-on the Cr-48 netbook and found it pretty usable while travelling and performing tasks such as creating documents, emailing and more.
Last month, Google announced retail availability of Chromebooks in partnership with Samsung and Acer at the Google I/O 2011 conference. The sales of the Chromebooks were slated to begin by June 15, and today Google has officially announced that the Chromebooks are available for sale on Amazon and BestBuy.
Chromebooks are available from two manufactures currently; Samsung and Acer. Samsung has already released their version. However, Acer is yet to make their Chromebooks available for sale.
Samsung Chromebooks are available on Amazon starting at $429.99 for the Wi-Fi version and $499.99 for the 3G version. They are available in two colors: Black and Titan Silver. Acer Chromebooks might be available later this month, however, there is no fixed date yet.
So go ahead and browse through the available selection of Chromebooks at Amazon.