UK retailer Argos has the new Tegra-based Acer Chromebook 13 in stock and ready for home delivery.
The store offers the standard HD version, with 2GB RAM and an estimated 13-hour battery life, for £229. Price-wise, this puts it on an equal billing as the more powerful 11.6-inch Lenovo N20p convertible Chromebook (with 4GB RAM, no less) and the first-gen 13-inch Toshiba Chromebook.
The notebook is “available for collection or home delivery within 2 days”, though at present no stores are listed as carrying stock (i.e., you need to order through the website for now).
Amazon UK has the same model for £219 but with a lengthier delivery time of 2-3 weeks.
Impatient? You can view more details and place an order for the Acer Chromebook 2 on Argos.co.uk by clicking the link below.
Intel Core i3 Model Incoming?
Canny Google searching by our tipster Rage Rebels also unearths a blank listing page for the Intel Core i3 Acer Chromebook.
This model, which went on sale in the US back in July, has, to date, not been available in the UK. No final word on pricing has been given, though a retail price of £229 -250 is likely based on US pricing.
In private we’ve heard from an Argos source that Chromebooks have proven to be strong sellers for the chain. This is evidenced by the expanded space given over to them in the retailer’s latest catalogue, and the increase in models being carried online.