Google has signed a deal with several retail stores to sell Chromebook laptops. Google is expanding its availability to over a hundred stores throughout the U.K. and thousands of stores around the world. Google is already selling Chromebooks at Dixons and 116 Tesco stores. Google is now going to sell Chromebooks at over 6,600 stores globally, which is three times the current total of outlets that are stocking the laptops.
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The Google Chromebook Pixel with LTE is now appearing on Google Play. The WiFi only model has been in stock for several weeks now, but the LTE model was made available today. The Chromebook Pixel with LTE will start shipping on April 8th according to their Google Play product page. The Google Chromebook Pixel LTE will cost $9.99 for 24 hours and around $50 for 5GB according to GigaOM. The LTE models will come with 100MB of data transfer for 2 years with 1TB of Google Drive storage for 3 years.
Google has announced the latest laptop in their Chromebook line of products. The Google Chromebook Pixel has a 12.85″ high-density 2560 x 1700 screen (4.3 million pixels) and 3:2 aspect ratio. The Pixel also has an Intel Core i5 processor and 1TB of free storage on Google Drive for 3 years. The screen includes a 0.55mm layer of touch-enabled Gorilla Glass, which gives you smooth interactions while preserving the picture quality that is comparable to Apple’s Retina Display. More details below:
Hewlett Packard has announced their first laptop that runs on the Google Chrome operating system. HP’s first Chromebook is called the Pavilion 14 Chromebook. The Pavilion 14 Chromebook has a 14-inch 1366 x 768 screen, three USB 2.0 sockets, and an SD card slot if you want to expand beyond the included 16GB of solid state storage.
During the holiday season, teachers will be able to buy a Samsung Series 5 Chromebook for $99. Google is selling the Chromebook at a discounted price due to a partnership with the DonorsChoose.org charity. The $99 price covers management and support along with the hardware. Teachers that qualify will need to go to the Donors Choose website and request for up to 30 units.
Google and Acer have announced the Acer C7 Chromebook. The Chromebook will be available tomorrow on Google Play, BestBuy.com, and Best Buy stores. The retail price will be $199. The Acer C7 is already available on Google Play, Amazon UK, PC World, and Currys. The Acer C7 has an 11.6-inch display, 3.5 hours of battery life, a full-size keyboard, and a clickable trackpad. The Acer C7 boots up in 18 seconds and is 1-inch thin. The Acer C7 has 100GB of Google Drive Cloud Storage and a 320GB hard disk drive. It also has an HD camera, 3x USB 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 VGA port, WiFi, and an Ethernet port.
Google has announced the first desktop to run on the Chrome operating system known as the Series 3 Chromebox and the Series 5 Samsung Chromebook. The two devices are now available in the U.S. and U.K. The Series 5 Chromebook starts at $449.99, but will cost $100 more if you want built-in Verizon 3G. The Series 3 Chromebox costs $329.99 and you can buy it from Amazon.com, Newegg, TigerDirect, Best Buy, or directly from Google. The devices will be available “in the coming weeks.”
Google is passionate about how secure their web browser Google Chrome is. The search engine company is also paying a reward to keep their browser secure. Google told attendees at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver that starting next month they will offer $1 million in cash and Chromebooks in exchange for finding some flaws.
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