New Acer and HP Chromebooks arrive Down Under

Since the launch of Chromebooks in Australia earlier this year, many Aussies have discovered an easier, faster and more secure way of computing. Chromebooks are a new type of computer from Google that boot up in seconds, automatically stay up-to-date and are hassle-free. There’s no need to worry about security updates, nagging anti-virus updates or malware either— Chromebooks just work.

Now Aussies have more Chromebook to choose from with the release 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 up to 8.5 hours of battery power to last you the whole day. The HP Chromebook 14 has a brilliant 14’’ screen, which is perfect for watching YouTube clips, or video chatting with friends. Both devices have Intel’s latest processors, which use less power so have a great battery life, giving you more time to focus on getting things done rather than looking for a charger.

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 and Google will also provide a 60 day trial of Google Play Music All Access.** The Acer C720 Chromebook (RRP $399) will be available from select JB Hi-Fi stores nationally and the HP Chromebook 14 (RRP $499) will be available from select JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman stores nationally this week.

Posted by Caesar Sengupta, Vice President Product Management, Chrome OS

*100GB of free storage is for 2 years, starting on the date you redeem the Drive offer.
**If you’ve ever tried a free trial for All Access, you are not eligible for the offer. Your 60-day trial will automatically switch to monthly billing unless you cancel. This offer is valid till the end of 2013.