Guess what's coming to your local Walmart
? Google Chromebooks
. In what may soon prove to be the Chromebook's biggest push yet, Google and Acer have convinced a store that is notoriously difficult to snag shelf space on to give them just that. The new Acer C710-2856, is now available at 2,800 Walmart stores for the low price of only $199.
The new Acer
C710-2856 Chromebook has a 16GB Solid State Drive, integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi, an 11.6" HD LED-backlit display, and an Intel Celeron 847 processor (2MB L3 cache, 1.10GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz). There's also 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 1.3MP HD webcam, and of course, the latest build of Chrome OS.
But here's the real question: what are the return rates going to be like? Walmart has tried selling non-Windows laptops in stores before, but there has historically been a ton of frustration and confusion surrounding 'em. Perhaps this calls for Google reps in-store to explain things?