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Chromebooks from Acer, HP and Samsung heading to six new countries

Alexis Santos
03.19.13
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If Chromebooks from Acer, HP and Samsung have struck your fancy but haven't been available in your country, your fortune might have just changed. Google's proclaimed that Chrome OS laptops from the trio will see begin rolling out to folks in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. Not only is Mountain View expanding its laptop initiative's international horizons, but it's bringing them to more than 1,000 Best Buy stores too, roughly 500 more than previously carried them. Ready to snatch one of the notebooks? Hit the source links to get crackin'.

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Over the past few months, Chromebooks have become a part of everyday life for many people - a computer for the kitchen, for on the go, or for sharing with family (or not). In the U.S. the Samsung Chromebook has been at the top of Amazon's best-selling laptop list for 149 days since launch and in the U.K., Dixons says Chromebooks make up more than 10 percent of laptop sales in Currys and PC World stores.

Many of you around the world have told us you're eager to get your hands on a Chromebook, so we've been working with our partners to make this possible. Today we're happy to say we're one step closer to making Chromebooks truly "for everyone"--or rather, pour tout le monde, für alle, and voor iedereen.

Starting Tuesday the Acer, HP and Samsung Chromebooks will begin rolling out in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. To help improve computing for organizations, we're also rolling out Chromebooks to businesses and schools in these same countries. Learn more on our Enterprise blog.

In the U.S., Chromebooks will also be expanding to more than 1,000 Best Buy stores nationwide -- doubling the number of stores Chromebooks are presently sold in -- over the next couple of weeks.

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