Finding a Chromebook from Google has never been particularly hard to do, since they’ve been available at Best Buy and Amazon for quite a while. But now Acer’s $199 model Chromebooks have gotten even more prolific, now available on the shelves of 2,800 U.S. Wal-Mart stores.
The expansion of Chromebook inventories doesn’t stop there, according to Google’s blog post yesterday. Starting this weekend, Staples will have Chromebooks from Acer, HP and Samsung in every one of its 1,500-plus U.S. stores.
Expansion is coming to other markets as well, wrote David Shapiro, Director of Chromebook Marketing:
In addition to Dixons in the UK, now 116 Tesco stores are selling Chromebooks, as well as all Media Markt and Saturn stores in the Netherlands, FNAC stores in France and Elgiganten stores in Sweden. In Australia, all JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman stores will be carrying Chromebooks for their customers as well.
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While sales numbers of Chromebooks have not been made available, the numbers must be at least decent enough for Wal-Mart, Staples and the rest of these retail outlets to be interested in selling them. Clearly, a repeat of the HP TouchPad debacle is not happening here.
Is the Chromebook about to succeed in a market that seems to lean hard on tablets? Thinking about getting one yourself? Let us know.
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