Turns out JB Hi-Fi is still selling Chromebooks, though probably not in your local store, at least judging by the Chromebook specials email being sent around to their mailing list.
The email highlights several deals on Lenovo, Acer and HP Chromebooks ranging in price from $249 for the 11″ Lenovo N22 Chromebook and ranging up to $349 for the rest of the models. With an Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM, the Lenovo N22 is a pretty good deal for those looking to get into the Chromebook world, though a smallish screen may not be ideal for everyone.
JB Hi-Fi, along with the now defunct retail side of Dick Smith, were launch partners with Google for the introduction of Chromebooks into Australia in 2013. Availability in-store may have waned in the last four years, but at least you can order them online and get free delivery on these models to boot.
Chromebooks have become quite popular in the education sector both in the US, and in Australia with a number of schools and organisations like the Catholic Education Office ‘going Google’ and either recommending, or issuing Chromebooks to students.
If you’re just in the market for a Chromebook you can find cheaper deals on imports but if you’re looking for fast and convenient these deals may be a good option to look into.