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Chromebooks arrive in six new countries

Chromebooks arrive in six new countries
Chromebooks arrive in six new countries
Google has announced the availability of Chromebooks in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. Google is also planning to double the amount of stores offering Chromebooks in the U.S. by teaming up with Best Buy.

Starting today Google will be rolling out Chromebooks in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. The Samsung Chromebook and Acer C7 Chromebook will be available in all six countries, while Canada will also be seeing the HP Pavilion Chromebook. According to the company availability will follow in more countries 'in the months to come'. Meanwhile in the U.S. Google will be teaming up with over 1,000 Best Buy stores effectively doubling the amount of Chromebook points of sale.

Google is quite proud of the fact that the Samsung Chromebook has spent 149 days on the top spot of Amazon’s bestselling notebook list. Meanwhile in the UK one of the country’s largest consumer electronics retailers is claiming Chromebooks account for more than 10% of all its notebook sales.

For pricing and exact model specifications check out the links below.

Samsung Chromebook specifications:

  • 11.6’’ (1366x768) display
  • 1.1kg, 17.5mm thin
  • Over 6.5 hours of battery
  • Samsung Exynos 5 Dual Processor
  • 100 GB Google Drive Cloud Storage with 16GB Solid State Drive
  • Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G modem (opt)
  • VGA Camera
  • 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
  • HDMI Port
  • Bluetooth 3.0

Acer C7 Chromebook specifications:

  • 11.6’’ (1366x768) display
  • 1 inch thin – 3 lbs / 1.4 kg
  • Up to 4 hours of battery
  • Dual-core Intel® Celeron® Processor
  • 100 GB Google Drive Cloud Storage with 320 GB Hard Disk Drive
  • Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet
  • HD Camera
  • 3x USB 2.0
  • 1x HDMI Port, 1x VGA port
  • 2-in-1 memory card slot (SD, MMC)

HP Pavilion Chromebook specifications:

  • 14’’ BrightView LED-backlit display (1366 x 768)
  • 0.83 inch thin – 3.96 lbs / 1.8 kg
  • Up to 4.25 hours of battery
  • Dual-core Intel Celeron Processor
  • 100 GB Google Drive Cloud Storage with 16GB Solid State Drive
  • Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Ethernet
  • HD Camera
  • 3x USB 2.0
  • HDMI Port
  • 2-in-1 memory card slot (SD, MMC)
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Kensington key lock compatible

Google will also be promoting Chromebooks for schools and businesses in all six of the above countries. The company will be answering questions in what it likes to call Hangouts On Air next week:

  • Australia - Event on March 28th at 10:00 EST
  • Canada - Event on March 28th at 14:00 EDT
  • France - Event on March 29th at 16:00 CET
  • Germany - Event on March 28th at 17:00 CET
  • Ireland - Event on March 26th at 17:00 GMT
  • The Netherlands - Event on March 27th at 17:00 CET

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2013 03 > Chromebooks arrive in six new countries
Author: Alex Storey, 2013-03-19 (Update: 2013-03-20)