Here I am, writing those exciting words that I always wanted to. Chromebooks are coming to India from October 17th. I am super excited, so don’t be surprised if this post goes little crazy (than usual, that is )
Update: The news is exciting indeed, but the price spoiled the whole deal for me. Read on to find out.
Google India Blog Writes:
From October 17, Indians will be able to enjoy the Chromebook experience with the launch of the Acer C720 Chromebook and the HP Chromebook 14. Light and portable, the Acer C720 Chromebook slips easily into a bag or purse and has over 8 hours of battery power to last you the whole day. The HP Chromebook 14 has a brilliant 14’’ screen, which makes watching YouTube videos, or video chatting with friends super comfortable.
The Acer C720 Chromebook (22,999 INR) and the HP Chromebook 14 (26,990 INR) will be available from select Reliance Digital and Croma stores in Delhi and Mumbai from October 17. If you can’t wait to get your hands on one, you can also pre-order your device at Flipkart Online today.
So, to sum up:
- HP Chromebook 14 ( 26,990 INR )
- Acer C720 Chromebooks (22,999 INR)
- From October 17th
- Through Reliance Digital, Croma and Flipkart
- Pre-Order from Flipkart today.
- Broadband partnership with Tikona
- 3G/4G partnership with Airtel
Airtel and Tikona Offers for Chromebooks
Airtel : Just pay an advance rental of Rs. 2,499 for airtel 3G and get a 3G dongle worth Rs 1,299 FREE with 6 GB of
monthly data for 3 months.
4G offer: All you have to do is pay an advance rental of Rs. 2,499 for airtel 4G and get a 4G Data Dongle free!
Tikona: For only INR 4,999 more, get a free wifi router, and 20 months high speed 4MBps from Tikona Broadband.
Price, the Shocker
HP Chromebook 14, Wifi only version is $299 in US. Flipkart lists it for INR 26990 which is approximately $434. Now the Acer C720 is selling for $249 in US and the Indian price INR 22999 is $371
The same disaster as Nexus 7. Thank you for ruining it for us Google/Acer/HP!
via Google India Blog.