Google’s Chromebook officially comes to Canada

If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a Google Chromebook in Canada through official channels, your wait it over – the company announced Tuesday that the Chromebook has come to Canada.

According to Google, Canadians can now pre-order Chromebooks developed by vendors Samsung, Acer and Hewlett-Packard Co. The Samsung model, priced at $269.99, and the Acer model, priced at $249.99, will be available online from Best Buy and Future Shop, and in store in the coming weeks. The HP Pavillion model, priced at $329.99, will be available through HP Canada’s online store.

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Google said that, after a year in the enterprise market, more than 2,000 school districts have deployed Chromebooks, and businesses in the U.S. are also adopting Chromebooks for select use cases. The devices are designed to deliver an easy computing experience for the novice user and be easy to share, as each person has their Google account with online storage. Each device comes with 100GB of free storage for two years.

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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