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Chromebooks Heading to Best Buy and UK's Dixons

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Google heading to brick-and-mortar stores with its Chromebooks.

Google I/O announcements just keep rolling on. Google has already announced offline editing, and the availability of Chrome and Google Drive for iOS, and it seems the search giant is eager to give its Chromebook notebooks a new push into the consumer market. The company has announced that the Chromebook will be going on sale in Best Buys around the U.S.

Google's SVP of Chrome and Apps, Sundar Pichai, made the announcement yesterday, revealing that the company's web-based laptops would be available in 100 Best Buy stores starting immediately. Not to leave our friends across the pond out in the cold, Pichai confirmed that UK retailer Dixons would also be getting the Chromebook in store.

Today's announcement covers Samsung's Series 5 Chromebook. Both Best Buy and Dixons will also get Samsung's Series 3 Chromebox, which is the desktop version of the computer. This represents the first time Google's Chrome PCs have ever been available in retail stores. Up until now, the company has only sold the devices through online retail channels. Having a physical presence in stores around the country should help spread the word about Google's laptop efforts.

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    classzero , June 29, 2012 12:40 PM
    I have to know, who is going to fork out full price for a chrome os notebook?
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    eddieroolz , June 29, 2012 5:01 PM
    Oh hey look, its that laptop that no one really wanted to buy.
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    sync_nine , June 29, 2012 6:45 PM
    Its gonna lag and reboot as much as android......
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    house70 , June 29, 2012 10:32 PM
    sync_nineIts gonna lag and reboot as much as android......

    And you know this because...?...
    Oh, yeah, that's right, you don't. You're just trollin'.
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    belardo , June 30, 2012 12:56 PM
    With windows 8 hitting the market... it may just drive people to using NON-MS-OS computers in droves.
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    belardo , June 30, 2012 1:03 PM
    I just checked out the devices... they look good. The OS looks far more usable than Windows8/metro...

    Things are about to get interesting.