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Haswell-Powered HP and Acer Chromebooks Arrive In Canada

The HP Chromebook 14 and Acer’s C720 Chromebook have made appearances in both companies’ official websites for Canada.

Acer

The Acer C720

The Acer C720

The Acer C720 is currently listed alongside the older C710. The C720 was first released in October, featuring a Haswell-powered Intel Celeron processor with 2 or 4GB of RAM (depending on the model) and a 16 GB SSD.

In another odd development with the C720 line, Acer are pushing yet another model of the device to Canadians dubbed the C720-2832. The specs are similar to the other two C720 models available elsewhere, but with a larger 32GB solid-state drive.

Unfortunately, the C720 isn’t available in Acer’s online store. Other online stores for Canada have yet to list the device either and reader Chris Carvalho says that staff at both Future Shop and Best Buy brick-and-mortar shops aren’t aware of any new Chromebook stock.

There is no sign of the touchscreen-toting C720P either, though a blurb on the product page mentions a touchscreen and the appearance of the non-touchscreen version bodes well for its future arrival.

Learn more about the Acer C720

HP

Not the 11" Version

The HP Chromebook 14

The HP Chromebook 14, on the other hand, is available for purchase from HP’s online store for Canada.

Released back in October, the Chromebook 14 features a Haswell-powered Intel Celeron processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB SSD storage. Though the device comes in white, aqua and coral, only the white model is currently available from HP Canada.

As expected, there is no sign of the smaller Chromebook 11 in HP Canada’s store. With the recent charger issues and still no official followup from HP or Google, it may be weeks or possibly months before the “flagship” Chromebook reappears in storefronts across the globe and, hopefully, for the first time in Canada.

Buy the Chromebook 14 from HP Canada

Though the Chromebook 14 is the only new device currently available for purchase, the appearance of both new Chromebooks in Canada is a good sign that Google’s neighbours to the north aren’t getting ignored.

And if you’re still looking for a Chrome or Google-themed gift for a special Canadian (even yourself!), check out our gift guide.

  • http://paldumais.me/ Pierre Alexandre

    I hesitate to replace my ARM Chromebook, but good to know they are available in Canada now! FutureShop or Best Buy?

  • drivefree

    Why are there no Samsung Series 3 in stock in UK shops? Sold out everywhere.

  • Michael

    Read at http://serious-gadgets.blogspot.ch/2013/12/how-to-save-57365-eur-with-chromebook.html why the chromebook is a very cost effective purchase. The ipad air 16gb would cost 3 times more in order to get “upgraded” to the chromebook hardware.

  • Googlious

    The Chromebook 14 is not in the HP Canada online store any more. What happened?

  • http://mike.sysgeek.org/ Mike Qin

    After this news has been for 10 days, Acer C720 has not arrived at Toronto, neither bestbuy nor futureshop. It’s not available on Acer’s online store either.

  • http://mike.sysgeek.org/ Mike Qin

    Just found that C720-2832 is available in Canada on acer store now. It seems to come out just very recently, so it will take several days to arrive bestbuy maybe.

  • RationalReasoner

    “Though the Chromebook 14 is the only new device currently available for purchase, the appearance of both new Chromebooks in Canada is a good sign that Google’s neighbours to the north aren’t getting ignored.” – then please explain why I am flying to the US to by one of these.

  • Christopher Knapp

    Still no sign of the Acer here in the nations Capital. Quite frustrating really. I am dying to get my hands on a C270P, does anyone know where I can pick one up??? Thanks!

  • conix67

    No sign of C720 anywhere in Toronto yet. Only place available is still the Acer online store. Interesting that 2GB/32GB model is available in Canada.

  • Chromie

    Still can’t find a Chromebook in the Brampton/Mississauga/Milton/Burlington area