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Samsung Chromebook 2 To Retail in UK at £249?

As the days until the release of the highly anticipated Samsung Chromebook 2 diminish so we begin to learn more about its plans for international release.

The Chromebook 2, an update to the previous, hugely popular Samsung Chromebook, is set to arrive on US shelves later this month. It has already faced problems getting there, including benchmarks showing less-than-perfect performance increases for the new Octa-core processor inside the machine and a shipping delay shortly after the device went up for pre-order on Amazon US.

While the US prices have long been public Samsung has yet to announce any prices for other countries where the Chromebook is expected to be marketed. And since prices tend to differ wildly between markets it’s hard to accurately place a guesstimate.

However, today may offer a hint as to the UK price of the Samsung Chromebook 2.

British online retailer Very  has listed the eight-core wonder for sale on its website. The listing doesn’t seem to be available through their search feature, hinting that the Chromebook is not yet ready for sale and the listing was posted prematurely.

Samsung Chromebook 2 at Very

UK retailer Very offers the Samsung Chromebook 2 for £250

The model offered by Very only includes 2GB of RAM, suggesting that this is the cheapest version of the Chromebook 2 available, and prices will only go up from there. However, considering that this comes well before the release date suggested by Samsung and isn’t even available via the normal site search, the price here might well be simply wrong, so treat this with a hearty grain of salt.

Would a £249 entry point tempt you?

  • fatlip

    Good to see Samsung’s kickstarter is about to deliver… sheesh!

  • Kenny Strawn

    Given that a UK pound is equivalent to about $1.68 in US dollars (and thus, £249 would be equivalent to $420), nope, not surprised that it’s that cheap where you are at.

    • MJC6370

      I see you’re new to the UK. Welcome we pay more here.

      • Max

        euro is even worse

        • Heimen Stoffels

          Exactly. The Samsung Chromebook 2 is available for pre-order in The Netherlands for 329 euros (11″) and 399 euros (13″).

      • Aaronage

        There’s 20% VAT included in that £249, the price sans tax is 199 — that’s only 15 USD more than the pre-order price in the US.

        • MJC6370

          As i said, more.

          • Aaronage

            Yeah, but not $100 USD more – that extra $15 will vanish as prices settle.

  • shoryumike

    ” Shut up and take my money! ” [quote]

  • spacey

    No

  • Heimen Stoffels

    Uhm, the Samsung Chromebook 2 already being sold for 329 euros (11″) and 399 euros (13″) in The Netherlands. Yes, it’s not ready for shipping yet but at least you can pre-order it for that price. And this price and pre-order have been up for a couple of weeks now. So the so-called international plans were already there…

  • Micheal Rogers

    Just had my pre-ordered 13″ Chromebook 2 order cancelled by Very!! Estimated delivery was June 2 but just logged into my account and noticed my balance had increased, no reason from Very for cancellation? Obviously I’ll reorder when its available but gutted nonetheless.

  • Andrew

    Just ordered 13″ Chromebook 2 for £329 from Very with a 12th June delivery date. Doesn’t seem to be available from anywhere else in the UK yet though.