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Google launches Chromebooks in Ireland

Both the Samsung and Acer versions of the laptop will be available, ranging in price from €247 to €379.

Samsung Chromebook
Samsung Chromebook
Image: Mike Stewart/AP

GOOGLE HAS ANNOUNCED that its Acer and Samsung Chromebook laptops will be available in Ireland from today.

In a blog post, the company said that many people are now using the laptops as their primary computer while for others they are used to catching up on emails, sharing documents and chatting via Hangouts.

Product Management Director Caesar Sengupta said that in designing the computer, the team set out to build an experience that would be “faster, simpler, more secure and more affordable”.

In Ireland the Samsung Chromebook will be available from today for €279 (for WiFi version) and €379 (for 3G version) from Dixons and Amazon online, and the Acer C7 Chromebook will be available for €249 from Dixons and Amazon online. Both devices will be available from Dixons in store by the end of this month.

The Samsung version of the laptop is one of the lightest on the market at just 2.5 pounds and 0.8 inches thick. The Acer C7 Chromebook offers a full-size keyboards and a fully clickable trackpad and all Chromebooks come with 100 GB of free storage on Google Drive.

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