Acer Chromebook won’t be shipping till next month
Samsung’s Chromebooks have already shipped and could be finding their way into government offices, yet Acer’s offerings haven't even managed to spot the light of day. The notebooks were delayed earlier this month, and although we still have no idea why they were delayed, we now have an idea as to when they might finally ship.
The new ship dates come courtesy of the Amazon order pages for the Chromebooks, which have been redubbed as the Acer AC700 instead of the old Cromia title. According to the pages, the Wi-Fi AC700 won’t be shipping until mid-July while the 3G version has been delayed even further till mid-August.
Although the delay is definitely unfortunate, it has thankfully also coincided with a drop in the laptops pricing. After going on pre-order earlier this month for $380, the Wi-Fi AC700 is now listed at $350. Likewise, the 3G version also received a price cut and now can be pre-ordered for $430 instead of the previous $450. It is still up in the air whether or not the price drop and delay is related in any way, but hopefully Acer will clarify things with an official announcement soon.