Google's low-cost Chromebooks coming to 6,600 more stores

Once primarily sold in Best Buy and on Amazon.com, the laptops will now be available at Walmart, Staples, and other stores worldwide.

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The Acer C7 Chromebook. Google

While Google hasn't done a lot of promotion around its Chromebooks, there's no doubt that the company is still working on bringing the low-cost laptops to more people around the world.

The tech giant announced Monday that it's bringing Chromebooks to more than 6,600 new stores worldwide -- that's three times as many stores as before.

The lion's share will go to Walmart and Staples. Walmart will sell the $199 Acer C7 Chromebook in about 2,800 of its stores across the U.S. And Staples will bring Chromebooks from Acer, HP, and Samsung to all of its 1,500 U.S. stores. Specific Office Depot, OfficeMax, Fry's, and TigerDirect will also sell the laptops in the U.S. Previously, Chromebooks were sold at Best Buy and Amazon.com.

Google is also expanding its Chromebook sales in 10 other markets worldwide, including the U.K., Holland, France, Sweden, and Australia.

Google first launched its Chromebooks in May 2011. The laptops are known for having an all-day battery life and built-in Net connectivity. They also get updates every few weeks, just like Chrome.