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Google Chromebooks are coming to nine more countries

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Google announced that Chromebooks will be coming to nine more countries in the next few months. The countries that are being added are: New Zealand, Philippines, Norway, Denmark, Mexico, Chile, Belgium, Spain and Italy. The Chrome OS devices are already being sold in the U.S., U.K., India, Australia, Singapore, Netherlands, Germany, Finland, and Sweden. Here is a poem that Google wrote about the expansion:

To Mexico and Chile, Hola we say

Tons of apps and free automatic updates are starting today.

And in the coming weeks — very soon, you’ll see –
Chromebooks will be in Belgium, Spain, and Italy.

 

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Google Inc (GOOGL), Intel Corporation (INTC) reveal new Chromebooks with several OEM partners

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) have announced several new Chromebook laptops made by Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba at a press event today. Google said that Chromebooks will be getting Google Now integration and will have the ability to play Google Play movies and TV shows offline.
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Google and VMware partner on Windows-enabled Chromebook project

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Google and VMware announced today that they are partnering on a project that would make it easier for Chromebook users in the enterprise to access Windows app and Windows software on their device.

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Lenovo is launching multiple Chromebooks this summer

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Lenovo is planning to release a set of Chromebooks this year. Lenovo’s president of North America Jay Parker said that they would be releasing multiple Chromebook models by this summer with multiple configurations and price points.

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Acer Announces The $199 C720-2848 Chromebook

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Acer has announced the C720 Chromebook.  The C720-2848 will soon arrive on Amazon.com.  The $199 C720-2848 is similar to the $250 C720, but Acer dropped the RAM in half by offering 2GB instead of 4GB.  Both the C720-2848 and C720 has an 11.6″ display at 1366×768 resolution.  It also has an Intel Haswell Celeron processor.

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Acer Is Expanding Their Android and Chromebook Line Instead Of Windows Line

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Every time Acer manufactures a Windows device, it comes at the opportunity cost of manufacturing Android-based devices instead.  Since Acer is seeing a slow-down in demand for Windows-based machines, Acer has decided to focus more on Chromebook and Android devices.

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Google Signs Deal With 6,600 Stores To Sell Chromebooks


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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Google Chromebook Pixel To Start Shipping On April 8th

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.