"Kia ora to our New Zealand mates, where getting on-line will have shorter waits."
Interesting way of putting it... We already have Chromebooks available in stores since at least mid-2013, from Acer, HP, Samsung and Toshiba.
nathan: just use Youshop if you want to buy from Amazon
or Pricesppy lists a number or NZ retailers that will sell you a Chromebook
More Chromebooks for Kiwis
For the last two years, the kids at Pt England school in Auckland have been using Chromebooks to learn in a more collaborative way. Easy to use, fast and very secure, Chromebooks have proved a hit in the classroom and have even helped improve learning outcomes. Now with today’s official launch of Chromebooks in New Zealand everyone can get their hands on one.
From watching the latest antics from Jamie on YouTube at home, to listening to Lorde on the go, today we’re all spending more time online. In this increasingly connected world, computing should be fast, secure and hassle-free, so you can access your stuff and get things done from wherever you are. Chromebooks are designed for this world, and since launching a few years back have become the go-to laptop for many people around the world.
Now Kiwis will have a range of Chromebooks to choose from — the Acer C720, the Acer C720P, the Toshiba Chromebook 13, the HP Chromebook or the HP Chromebook 14. All the Chromebooks are light and portable with a battery that will last the whole day. They also feature Intel’s 4th generation Celeron processor which means they’re nice and zippy. The HP Chromebook 11 comes in variety of colours too, so you can pick one that matches your wardrobe.
If you’ve been looking for a computer that makes it easier to get stuff done, pick up a Chromebook from Dick Smith, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and Noel Leeming in store or online.
BigMal: "pick up a Chromebook from Dick Smith, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and Noel Leeming in store or online."
I went to the websites for each of these stores, did a search for chromebook and got 0 results back on each site.
Probably be cheaper to import them from Amazon anyway.
Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat APAC a Technology Evangelist and Product Manager. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.