Acer Bringing C7 Chromebook To Walmart Shelves For $199

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News Posted: Tue, Jun 18 2013 12:27 AM
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?
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realneil replied on Tue, Jun 18 2013 9:55 PM

I'll go and try one of them out a little.

I wonder if they'll work well?

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I've heard good things about Chromebooks, my buddy has 3 of them. They're basically an android device mixed with a laptop. Great for couch surfing/youtubing I've been debating getting one for the longest time.

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Lemons replied on Sat, Jun 29 2013 7:37 PM

I actually have a couple friends who aren't tech savvy whatsoever and have picked up a Chromebook because they're so cheap and have had no problems utilizing them like a standard laptop! Bringing them to local Walmarts will put Chromebooks into the hands of  far more people, I think people recognize it as a kind of Android like experience so I don't believe it will be that much of a problem. :D Otherwise nice to here these will be locally available. 

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