Google’s trying to spread some holiday cheer with Chromebooks by making a few changes to the interface while also lowering the price of the base Wi-Fi Chromebooks.
To make the Chromebook experience more inviting, Google has changed up the login screen. The screen is now a simple white with each user’s login displayed in a row in the center of the screen. It’s not much different from the previous login screen, but now it fits with the rest of Google’s new graphic designs. Chrome OS now also features the revamped New Tab page that Chrome browser users have been using for a short while now. To make it fit for Chrome OS the page now has links to the file manager in addition to any apps you install via the Chrome Web Store (which also recently saw any upgrade).
Google has also announced that Chromebooks are now a full $50 cheaper than they were before. Wi-Fi only versions of Chromebooks from both Acer and Samsung now start at $299 where before they started at $349. They’re still the same computers with the same web-only OS, but at least now they’re a bit cheaper. It’s still arguable if the price is worthwhile give the other, more capable computer you can get for the same price. But, if you’re looking for a Chromebook, now might be a good time to pick one up.
Read [Official Google Blog]