Google has recently launched laptops with built-in Chromebooks to entice users to try the powers of cloud computing. So far, they failed to make any impact in the market which is why Google is expanding its availability by teaming up with several well-known retail outlets. According to the tech company, their Chromebooks will be available in over 6,000 retail outlets which means that the number of people who can get access to their Chrome based laptops will triple.
Among the retail giants that Google has tied up with are Walmart and Staples. Walmart has already started selling Google Chromebooks which are priced at $199 in more than 2,800 outlets. Staples will also join this week and will soon be offering Acer, Samsung and Hewlett-Packard(HP) Chromebooks not just in their retail outlets but online as well.
Google has also announced in their blog that Chromebooks will be offered by OfficeMax, Office Depot, Fry’s and Tiger Direct in the coming months. This Chrome based laptop by Google was only sold by Amazon.com and Best Buy before that is why there weren’t enough sales generated as expected.
With the new agreement between Google and several retail outlets, Google will be expanding their customer base three times compared to before. It is not in the United States alone that Chromebooks will be made available but in other countries as well like in the United Kingdom where, aside from Dixons, There, aside from Dixons, ut in other countries as well like in the United Kingdoma nd heir customer base three times compared tesco will be offering them in their 116 retail outlets.
Saturn and Mediar Markt in will be selling Chromebooks in Netherlands while FNAC of France will be joining the Chromebook craze as well. In Sweden, Elgiganten stores will be home to Google’s Chromebooks and in Australia, it will be Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi stores that will be marketing Chromebooks. Google is doing their best to get their Chromebooks across several countries later on this year.
Since Google’s Chromebook was only sold by Best Buy and Amazon.com, this new move by the tech company sounds promising in delivering their latest laptop to more buyers out there. However, it remains to be seen whether this move is enough to generate the kind of impact Google is hoping when it comes to its cloud computing technology with its Chrome OS based laptops.
It is still early to determine whether there will be plenty of customers who will be considering switching to Google’s laptop especially when there are other competitors to choose from.