Google to Sell New Laptop for $249

by Nate Wooley | October 19, 2012 9:18 am

The world is used to computers getting smaller and lighter. Now it seems we’ll have the pleasant task of getting used to them being cheaper, too.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG[1]) is going to begin selling its latest Chromebook laptop next week with a starting price of $249[2]. That price is $200 cheaper than Google’s previous laptop released last spring. The laptop will be made in partnership with Samsung.

The new Chromebook will be a stripped-down machine with an 11.6-inch screen and no internal hard drive; instead, it will rely on Internet access to function, retrieving information and programs from Google when connected. The laptop comes set up to use Google’s services automatically.

The Chromebook comes at a discounted price as Google attempts to compete with new systems running Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT[3]) Windows 8, as well as Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL[4]) iPad Mini. The new Chromebook’s price will undercut most devices running Windows 8 by at least half on the low end.

Consumers can buy the laptop starting next week at electronics retailer Best Buy (NYSE:BBY[5]). Online orders will be available from various websites and possibly as early as this weekend at Google’s Play store.

More on technology:

  1. GOOG:
  2. with a starting price of $249:
  3. MSFT:
  4. AAPL:
  5. BBY:
  6. Google Stock Smashed After Massive Earnings Blunder:
  7. Google Has 4 Months to Change Privacy Policy:
  8. The Top 5 ‘Pending Larry’ Tweets:

Source URL:
Short URL: