Google takes Chromebooks to Sweden, serves up Acer and Samsung versions

Summary:Google has added a sixth European market to its Chromebook rollout.

Weeks after Google announced four new European markets for its Chromebooks, it has quietly added Sweden to the list.

Like their European neighbours to the south , Swedes will be offered Acer's C7 Chromebook and Samsung's Chromebook, including the 3G version.

Swedish availability and pricing for the Chromebook was announced today, making it the only Nordic nation so far to get its hands on the Google laptops.

Samsung's Chromebook will be available from 2990 SEK ($456) online and in store at Swedish retailer Elgiganten, and online at Komplett.se and Dustins. The 3G version is available for 3490 SEK ($533). Acer's C7 is available from the three retailers for between 2295 SEK ($351) and 2990 SEK ($457).

Prices in Sweden are somewhat higher than in the France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands where Samsung's Chromebook sells from €299 ($384) and Acer's C7 costs €249 ($319). In the UK, prices are lower still: the Samsung Chromebook comes in at £229 ($347), slightly more expensive than its Acer counterpart's £199 ($302) price tag.

As in other countries where Chromebooks are available, Google's Swedish offer includes 100GB Google Drive storage which remains valid for two years after the purchase.

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"For everyone". Image credit: Elgiganten.se

Topics: Hardware, Google, Laptops

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Liam Tung is an Australian business technology journalist living a few too many Swedish miles north of Stockholm for his liking. He gained a bachelors degree in economics and arts (cultural studies) at Sydney's Macquarie University, but hacked (without Norse or malicious code for that matter) his way into a career as an enterprise tech, s... Full Bio

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