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This article was published on October 10, 2013

India is getting its first ever Google Chromebooks on October 17

India is getting its first ever Google Chromebooks on October 17
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Acer-Chromebook-previewed-at-IDF-forward-730x577Are you in India and a fan of Google, or seeking to buy a new laptop? We have good news for you: Google has just announced that it is bringing the Chromebook — its take on the laptop — to your country for the first time next week.

A post on the Google India blog explains that the Haswell-powered Acer C720, which was announced only today, and the HP Chromebook 14 are headed to Indian shores on October 17. These will become the first Chrome OS-powered devices to land in the country and should provide an interesting alternative for computer buyers.

The Acer device will retail for 22,999 INR (around $370) while the HP Chromebook will be priced at 26,990 INR (circa $435). Both will be available from selected Reliance Digital and Croma stores in Delhi and Mumbai, but can be pre-ordered from Flipkart as of today.

➤ Chromebooks are coming to India [Google India Blog]

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