Despite the first Chrome OS notebook from ASUS yet to get a formal UK or European release date, Amazon UK is already selling the device directly, albeit with an estimated dispatch time of ’1 to 3 months’.
It’s likely that this is a mangled pre-order listing and the device will formally be released at some stage in the next 1-3 months.
Amazon lists the 11.6-inch notebook at £197.99 — making it cheaper than the HP Chromebook 11 (1st Gen) and only marginally more expensive than the Acer C720 (16GB), which one Amazon reseller is hawking for just £159.
If ASUS maintains the US pricing then we can expect the 13.3-inch C300 Chromebook to retail at the same price. Yes, you read that right: ASUS is selling both models at the same price in the US. That means UK buyers may be able to pay £197.99 for an 11-inch version, or £197.99 for one with a 13.3-inch screen.
I know which I’d choose!
The C200 is already available to buy in the states from Amazon US for $249, as well as from a handful of other retailers. The larger C300 model is, as of writing, currently unavailable for pre-order on either the US or UK site.
For more details, pictures and purchase information on the ASUS C200 just jump on over to the Amazon listing.