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Chromebooks See Big Retail Push, Hit Walmart, Staples and Tesco

acer-c7-2genThe retail presence of Chromebooks is increasing 3 fold, Google has announced.

Some 6,600 brick and mortar stores around the world – including at US retail giant Walmart – are now selling the low-cost, web-centric devices.


From this week on some 2,880 Walmart stores will be stocking the SSD-toting Acer C7 Chromebook in the US.

Staples will be offering a selection of Chromebooks – including the Samsung Chromebook – in more than 1,500 of their stores, as well as online.

Other select US stores set to sell Chromebooks in the coming months include:

  • Office Depot
  • OfficeMax
  • Fry’s
  • TigerDirect


But it’s not just the US that is seeing Chromebook availability expanded through retail.

In the UK Tesco are selling Chromebooks in 116 of their stores, joining Dixons, Argos and PC World.

In the Netherlands both Media Markt and Saturn stores are taking part; as are FNAC in France and Elgiganten in Sweden.

Over in Australia, where Chromebooks first went on sale in March of this year, both Harvey Norman and JB Hi Fi are carrying stock.

  • Nicholas Cheng

    Singapore just arrived a few weeks ago as well! Its sold in Courts with 3 models! Acer (320GB), HP & Sahmsung Chrombook all wifi only.

  • Sebastiaan Franken

    Chromebooks have been on sale here (The Netherlands) for a while now Joey. I’ve bought mine about twelve weeks ago through the local Media Markt in Breda, it was one of the first sold :)

  • GSFFatTheMart

    Can’t wait to see one of these for myself!

  • rahuldsouza

    I can’t wait for Chromebooks to come to India officially, sadly with the quality of internet providers here I think it will take a long, long time.

  • I have no complaints about my ARM. Perfect for $250.

  • shadowguy14

    I hope the Pixel comes to Walmart in my state, love to play with it