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Stores carrying Chromebooks tripled to 6,600

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 24 Jun 2013 0:36 User comments (1)

Stores carrying Chromebooks tripled to 6,600 Google announced earlier this week that the number of stores selling Chromebooks has tripled worldwide to 6,600, greatly expanding access to the low budget devices.
It announced earlier this week that Walmart has made the newest Acer Chromebook, which has a 16GB Solid State Drive (SSD), available in approximately 2,800 stores across the U.S., selling for $199. Over the weekend, Staples also began selling Chromebooks from Acer, HP and Samsung to every store in the U.S.--more than 1,500 in total.

In the 10 other markets worldwide where Chromebooks are sold, availability in national retailers continues to expand. In addition to Dixons in the UK, now 116 Tesco stores are selling Chromebooks, as well as all Media Markt and Saturn stores in the Netherlands, FNAC stores in France and Elgiganten stores in Sweden.

In Australia, all JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman stores will be carrying Chromebooks for their customers as well.

"We're working hard to bring Chromebooks to even more countries later this year," David Shapiro, Director of Chromebook Marketing, wrote.

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125.6.2013 3:37

Chromebooks got off to a rocky start when they were first released, but Google has finally started to get the Chromebook concept message across to more and more manufacturers, retailers, analysts and users.

But what about Chromebook users that need to access Windows applications like Microsoft office? They can try products like Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP solution that enables Chromebook users to connect to Terminal Servers and/or VDI virtual desktops, and run Windows applications or desktops in a browser tab.

There's nothing to install on the Chromebook, so AcccessNow is easy to deploy and manage.

For an online, interactive demo, go to the Ericom site and look for the AccessNow demo.

Please note that I work for Ericom

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