According to a reporter at betanews who ordered a Samsung Chromebook 2 back in the beginning of the month, the Samsung Chromebook 2 has been delayed yet again for reasons unknown to him. The original release date of the Samsung Chromebook 2 was slated for a launch sometime around April 27th. News of the delay came from the user who pre-ordered the Chromebook 2 through Amazon, and had received multiple notifications that the delivery date was getting pushed back. The latest response from Amazon was notifying that the delivery date would now be pushed back to the end of next month for a May 29th delivery date. Whatever Amazon or Samsung's reasons are for delaying the release and delivery of units pre-ordered presumably by anyone who placed orders the same day as the source of this information is unknown, but with the delay if you were thinking about purchasing the Chromebook 2 are you still considering this model or proceeding to look towards another option that you can get before then?
The source had reached out to ask what the reasoning behind the order push backs but has said they have not received an answer nor do they expect to get one. The truth behind the delays may never be known to us or anyone who had pre-ordered Samsung Chromebook 2's, but there are likely various possibilities for why Samsung has decided to delay the release, which would obviously in turn delay the deliveries to those have already placed their pre-orders. The source at betanews had placed a pre-order for the 13.3-inch Chromebook 2, and states that the pre-orders for the White 11.6-inch version of the Chromebook 2 has also halted. While the pre-orders for the Black model of the 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 have been pushed back as well, they are apparently still listed as having a launch date of May 7th and you can still place pre-orders for that particular model, so it seems what ever is causing the longer delay for the Chromebook 2 for the source is perhaps limited to the 13.3-inch and the White 11.6-inch models only. With the news of the ASUS Chromebook in 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch models on the way, if it's possible to place an order and get it delivered before the Chromebook 2 in the models that apparently have the end of May launch, would you consider it instead? Has anyone else placed an order for the Chromebook 2 and gotten notifications about the end of May delay on delivery?