Chromebooks now available Down Under

Two very popular Chromebooks, the Acer C7 and Samsung Series 3, went on sale today in Australia. Interestingly enough, Google will not be selling them directly to consumers online through the Play Store. The only way to pick these bad boys up is through one of the two exclusive Chromebook retailers, Harvey Norman and JB Hi Fi. Stock of these Chromebooks will be limited to the WiFi versions only, with no announced plans to sell the 3G models. Both the Samsung and Acer come with 100GB of Google's cloud storage and a 12 month warranty.

Harvey Norman has priced the Acer C7 at $299, and the Samsung Series 3 at $349. They also plan on carrying the HP Pavilion 14 in the coming weeks, which will set you back $399. Prices from JB Hi Fi (opens in new tab) are still yet to be confirmed.

Source: Ausdroid

Casey Rendon
  • I never really followed what chrome books were. Could you download files and run them on this thing?
  • So I went to JB Hifi in my lunch break to test one of these bad boys out and, in their infinite wisdom, the store has decided to NOT connect them to Wifi. All you can do is look at a screen that tells you to connect to Wifi...