March 19th, 2013
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 the 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 rolling out Chromebooks to businesses and schools in these same countries as well. 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.
It’s been rewarding to work with our partners to make Chromebooks available to more people around the world, and we’re looking forward to bringing Chromebooks to even more countries in the months to come.
Posted by Caesar Sengupta, Product Management Director and International Man of Mystery
Update 4/3: The Samsung and Acer Chromebooks will be available in Sweden starting today. See the Swedish blog for more details.