From today, Aussies can enjoy a wider and more enhanced range of Chromebooks, from more retailers.
When most of us pick up a computer, we want to focus on the task at hand not software updates, security patches or document management. It was with this vision we set out to build a completely new computing experience that would be faster, smarter and more secure. A computing experience unlike any other that provides a seamless experience - either online or offline - between you and what you want to achieve.
Since 2011, Chrome OS has evolved to enter new form factors, and we’ve made significant updates to the platform to work on these new devices – scaling UI from desktops to clamshells to convertibles to detachables and even now into tablets.
From today, all Aussies can enjoy a wider and enhanced range of Chromebooks in Australia. With our partners Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo, we’re expanding the range of retail partners and devices. You’ll be able to purchase more Chromebooks via Amazon, Officeworks, JB Hi-Fi and our new Chromebooks website.
Since we first launched Chromebooks in 2010, they have made computers faster, simpler, and more secure, while eliminating everyday hassles like waiting for your computer to boot up, having to constantly charge it, and remembering to install software updates.
And a lot of people love them. Chromebooks accounted for 21% of notebooks sold in the U.S in Q4 2018 – and more than 25 million students and teachers are using Chromebooks around the world. And in Australia, Chromebooks have been helping students and teachers since 2013 so they can share ideas, create projects, go on virtual field trips, and learn from each other.
Here are some of the ways you can enjoy and do more with Chromebooks:
- Easy access to your favourite Android apps: With the Google Play Store and the latest progressive web app technology, Chrome OS users can run powerful apps right in the browser.
- Get help from your Assistant: Your Google Assistant is built in to all HP Chromebooks in Australia, and will come to more Chromebooks later this year. Try asking “Hey Google, what’s on my calendar today.”
- Set healthy boundaries for the family: The Family Link app can help parents lay digital ground rules as kids explore with Chromebooks – by setting time limits, managing the apps kids download and more.
- Enjoy seamless accessibility features: Accessibility settings sync across any Chrome OS device, so as students switch between shared devices or log in at home with their G Suite for Education account, their settings automatically update.
Whether you’re looking to learn, design, number crunch or just surf the web, you can find your favourite Chromebook here.