Google Ramping Up Retail Presence Of Chromebooks

If you are in the market for a Chromebook, Google is going to make your life a little easier to find just the right one that you had in mind. They announced today on their official blog that they will be tripling the number of retail locations where you can find them.

Chromebooks have have not been a hot topic in the news lately, but it appears that Google is not giving up on the initiative and is adding a number of big retailers to their list of partners who carry the Chromebook.

Starting today, Walmart will begin selling the newest Acer Chromebook, which houses a 16GB Solid State Drive (SSD), in approximately 2800 stores across the United States. The laptop will be priced at $199 and should be available in the laptop section of a nearby store this summer.

Staples will be adding a variety to their available inventory starting the weekend. They will be carrying a mix of Acer, HP and Samsung models in every one of their stores in the United States. That's a little over 1500 stores total.

Chromebooks will also begin appearing in other worldwide markets at national retailers. These include 116 Tesco stores in the UK, Mediamarket and Saturn stores in the Netherlands, FNAC stores in France, Elgiganten stores in Sweden and all JB Hi-FI and Harvey Norman stores in Australia.