Chromebook now available in 6,600 stores around the world

June 18, 2013

    Chromebook devices-selector-home-pixelGoogle’s cloud-centric laptop which is built around its Chrome web browser is now available from Walmart. The Chrome OS powered laptop, which was previously available from outlets like Best Buy and Amazon.com, can now be bought in one of Walmart’s 2,800 stores across the U.S.

    There are several different Chromebook models available each one built by a different manufacturer. Acer’s take on the concept uses a dual-core Intel Celeron together with a 16GB SSD. Walmart will be selling it for just $199. Also in just a few days time, Staples will bring a mix of Chromebooks from Acer, HP and Samsung to every one of its 1,500 stores across the U.S.

    As well as Walmart and Staples, Google has also announced that select Office Depot, OfficeMax, and regional chains Fry’s and TigerDirect stores will begin selling Chromebooks over the next few months.

    But the boost in the number of retail outlets isn’t confined just to the USA. In ten other countries around the world Google is expanding the number of retailers which carry Chromebooks. In the UK the big supermarket chain Tesco will start selling Chromebooks from 116 of its biggest stores, starting from £199. In the Netherlands all Media Markt and Saturn stores will become stockists. FNAC stores in France, Elgiganten stores in Sweden and all JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman stores in Australia will be carrying Chromebooks as well.

    Have you been tempted to get a Chromebook?

    Comments

    • rfrost

      Just to clarify – the Chromebook Pixel is NOT available in Australia – the other Chromebooks are however available ;)

      • Nick Schiwy

        Yeah, I thought that the picture was a little misleading, too. I thought that they were going to say that the Pixel was going to be in stores and I got really excited because it would be really cool to try one out. I definitely can’t afford it, so just touching it would be fine ;)

      • milksop held

        I know went to dick Smith looking for one was quite disapointed

        • rfrost

          If you want the Chromebook Pixel you can get one via an Australian importer “Mobicity” here http://www.mobicity.com.au/chromebook-pixel.html for $1499 – or you can do the importing yourself and save a few hundred bucks but you wont get the local support for Warranty repairs that Mobicity will offer you if you get it from them.

    • NTD

      I Love my Chromebook. Really the only disadvantage is that it needs a reboot every few weeks to maintain stability, but that takes no time. After talking about computers at the Father’s day BBQ, I cannot say I miss the Windows support headaches… Nor lack of battery life… Nor waiting for the computer….

      • n900mixalot

        So you don’t miss any standard applications like Premiere, After Effects, etc?

        • NTD

          I’ve found 90% of my computing time requires no apps. Those that require apps, I use a full up workstation (6 core, oodles of RAM, use up Terabytes of drive space for breakfast) and let it crunch numbers. But for this… From my Chromebook.

          NTD

    • Rohan Thota

      none of the chrome books are available in india !

    • KevinM2k

      someone needs to create a phpmyadmin front end which can connect to any db for it as a web store app and i’m then happy!!

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