Chromebook laptops on sale at Wal-Mart, coming to more retailers

Acer C7 Chromebook
Wal-Mart began selling the Acer C7 Chromebook at many of its physical retail stores Monday.

Google has teamed up with Wal-Mart and several other major retail partners to sell the company’s Chromebook laptops at their stores.

The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant said Chromebook laptops will now be sold at more than 6,600 stores, or three times as many stores as before.

Wal-Mart began selling the Acer C7 $199 Chromebook at 2,800 of its stores Monday.

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This weekend, Google will also add Staples into the mix. The office supply retailer will sell Chromebook laptops from Samsung, Acer and HP at all of its more than 1,500 stores and through its website.

Google also said that later this year that select Office Depot, Office Max, Fry’s and TigerDirect stores will also carry Chromebook computers. New retail partners for other countries where Chromebooks are sold were also announced Monday.

Previously, Chromebooks could only be purchased from Best Buy stores or on the Web from online retailers such as



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