It’s obvious that the release of Acer’s Cromia Chromebook has been delayed. Many happy user are now using their Samsung’s Series 5 Chromebooks but those who have pre-ordered Acer’s are still waiting. When will Acer’s Chromebook be released? I checked Amazon’s Chromebook page today and found these statements:
- “Acer AC700 Chromebook (3G) will begin shipping in mid-August“, and
- “Acer AC700 Chromebook (Wi-Fi) will begin shipping in mid-July“.
Besides, the official name of the Chromebooks is “AC700″, no more “Cromia”.
The delay is not surprising at all. While Amazon has been pre-selling Acer’s Chromebooks, BestBuy has been providing Samsung’s Series 5 only. Google had chosen Samsung to be the official partner for the promotional campaigns (two-day preview, pre-order via GILT, etc). These signals are all pointing to the fact that Acer’s got some problems in delivering the Chromebooks on time.