Today, Google announced that its lineup of cloud-based Chromebook laptop computers will be available in seven more countries, including Canada.
Chromebooks, which are essentially notebooks that can only access the Chrome web browser, haven't been a massive success. But they've sold well enough for Google to push an international expansion that will see seven new markets tapped as the search engine giant hopes to replicate the success of its Android mobile platform. Other markets include Germany, Sweden, and Australia.
Some of Canadians' options for new Chromebooks include one by Samsung for $270, one by HP for $330, and one by Acer for $250—all available at Best Buyand Futureshop. They don't have harddrives but Google offers 100 gigabytes of free online storage through Google Drive for two years.
Unlike many US Chromebooks, however, those sold in Canada will be wifi-only.