Samsung Chromebook up for early sale

Many of the participants of the Chrome Pilot program today received an email granting them early access to purchase a Samsung Chromebook Series 5. It is for sale at Gilt.com but as of right now, with a sticker price of $499.00. It currently only comes in Artic white, and comes with a custom chrome sleeve (not really that nice). As of right now, only people that participated in the Chrome Pilot program are eligible, which to me makes no sense, because if you already have a Chromebook (and know that it is not as powerful as a full featured laptop), then why would you buy a $500 laptop? […]