October 10, 2013

Chromebooks are coming to India

As access to the web in India increases, more people are living online. Whether you’re watching IPL on YouTube from your home computer, or connecting with friends via social media on-the-go, the Internet is now part of everyday life. In this increasingly connected world, computing should be fast, secure and hassle-free. You need to be able to access your stuff and get things done from wherever you are.
Chromebooks are a new type of computer from Google designed to help you get things done faster and easier. They run Chrome OS, an operating system that has multiple layers of security, cloud storage, and the most popular Google products built-in. Designed to make computing faster, simpler and more secure for everyone, Chromebooks have become the go-to laptop for many people around the world. And if you love using Chrome on your PC, you’ll get going on a Chromebook in seconds.


From October 17, Indians will be able to enjoy the Chromebook experience with the launch of the Acer C720 Chromebook and the HP Chromebook 14. Light and portable, the Acer C720 Chromebook slips easily into a bag or purse and has over 8 hours of battery power to last you the whole day. The HP Chromebook 14 has a brilliant 14’’ screen, which makes watching YouTube videos, or video chatting with friends super comfortable.

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Chromebooks are easier to use than traditional computers you may be used to. They boot up in seconds and automatically stay up-to-date and hassle-free. There’s no need to worry about security updates, anti-virus protections or malware — Chromebooks just work.

Chromebooks also bring you the best of Google, with things like Gmail, YouTube and Google+ built-in. There are also tens of thousands of other free apps which you can downloaded easily from the Chrome Web Store. The Acer C720 Chromebook and the HP Chromebook 14 come with 100GB of free* Google Drive storage, so you can safely store all your stuff on the web.

Apps like Google Docs and Offline Gmail help you stay productive during those times you’re disconnected from the web, with many more apps on the Chrome Web store for offline use. And to give you the best online experience at home or on-the-go, we have partnered with Tikona and Airtel to provide a range of cellular and broadband offers. So it doesn’t matter if you want to watch Colors for hours at a stretch, or just stay to in touch with your family and friends over email, you can choose a bundle that works for you.

The Acer C720 Chromebook  (22,999 INR) and the  HP Chromebook 14 (26,990 INR) will be available  from select Reliance Digital and Croma stores in Delhi and Mumbai from October 17.  If you can’t wait to get your hands on one, you can also pre-order your device at Flipkart Online today.  

If you’ve been looking for a computer that makes it easier to get stuff done or the perfect gift, add a Chromebook to your shopping list this Diwali season.

*100GB of free storage is for 2 years, starting on the date you redeem the Drive offer.

Authored by Caesar Sengupta, VP, Product Management