I have called amazon 4 times now... nobody knows anything! It says all over the internet that the Samsung models HAVE been released, and it's the Acer ones that have been delayed... no one seems to know anything. I'm tired of checking my orders 20+ times a day, I'm ready for them to ship it! I mean I preordered it June 9th and everything... it should've been delivered to me tomorrow :[
I'll give it another day and then cancel my preorder. What kind of garbage is this? Your customers pay in advance, don't get their item on the promised release date, and then they are left in the dark on when it will actually come out?
I have just spoken with amazon customer support and the representative told me that they will receive inventory of all models of the chromebook by the end of June 2011 and begin shipping them out at that time.
Go to Google, type in Chromebook, and hit news and you'll see a lot of reviews from various forms of media. A lot of its by tech people whom see to missing the point of the Chromebook, but there are a few people who understand whom the target audience is. :) But from both groups, there are notable criticisms of the product.
White 3G is instock and shipping again. R. Bailey - I caved and ordered the 3G model two days ago since I've been wanting this since the last Google Developer's conference with the Cr-48s. It's arriving tomorrow.
Here is one of the more objective reviews I have seen: http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/10/samsung-chromebook-series-5-review
Jessica, I agree, most people just really don't seem to get it. The common criticism is - go buy a netbook, run windows 7 with the chrome browser. A little bit sad that many tech people are so negative. The less people that buy it, the worse for us because developers will go where the user base is (iPad)
For all that are buying / will buy this product, make sure to register and check out http://groups.google.com/group/chromebook-central It's the official "forum" for chromebooks that Google hosts. Lots of users and many people who develop Chrome OS frequent the forum and respond to posts.
I totally agree with you Ibrahim... I thought about doing the same exact thing, however, just TRY to order it at bestbuy.com and you will see that the total is a lot higher. Ugh, I don't want to pay extra for tax and shipping! This is ridiculous!