Google has revealed pricing and availability for its Chromebooks in four new European markets.
Chromebooks have now been released in France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands, bringing the total number of European countries to get the Chrome OS devices to five: the UK has had both Samsung and Acer Chromebooks since last year.
In France, the Samsung Chromebook is available for €299 from Fnac.com, Cdiscount, Amazon, Pixmania and 10 Fnac stores in the Paris region, where Google experts will be providing demonstrations every Friday and Saturday until 11 May. Neither HP's recently announced Chromebook or the Acer C7 are available in the country, however. Google is also creating a Hangout for French buyers in the education sector on 29 March.
Germany will get both the Acer Chromebook C7 and the Samsung Chromebook. The Samsung laptop is available at Notebooksbilliger, Amazon, Cyberport and Saturn on the internet and at Hamburg's Mönckebergstraße for €299, while Acer's C7 is available at Saturn, Cyberport, Notebooksbilliger and Amazon for €279. German buyers are being offered an education-focused Hangout on 28 March.
From Tuesday, consumers in Ireland can buy the Acer C7 for €249 and Samsung Chromebook for €279 at Currys and Amazon.
In the Netherlands, Samsung's Chromebook is available later today for €299, while Acer's C7 will cost €269. Both can be purchased online at mediamarkt.nl, saturn.nl and laptopshop.nl. They're also getting a big presence in physical retail, selling across 41 Mediamarkt and Saturn stores and will be available to educational institutions and companies.
Both the Samsung and Acer Chromebooks also went on sale in Australia this week, through the websites of Australian retailers JB Hi Fi and Harvey Norman as well as select stores. According to Google's Australian announcement, the HP Chromebooks should be available soon.
The only new market to be delivered all three available Chromebooks was Canada, where Samsung ($269.99) and Acer ($249.99) Chromebooks will be available at both BestBuy.ca and Futureshop.ca online. They will become available in stores soon, according to Google. Meanwhile, the HP Pavillion Chromebook ($329.99) will be available at HPshopping.ca, and will also be available to schools and businesses in Canada.