Samsung Chromebook ($399) and Kindle Fire HD ($329), PadFone 2 ($949) available from MobiCity
A bit peeved that you can’t get your hands on the latest Samsung/Google Chromebook or the Kindle Fire HD tablets from Amazon? Then MobiCity, as per usual, has an answer for you.
Unfortunately, living in Australia you won’t be able to access the Amazon App Store on the Fire HD. However, if you’re *sneaky* enough then you’d probably be able to get access through a VPN and international card – although we don’t necessarily condone that. Anyway, you can grab one of the 32GB Kindle Fire HD’s for just $329, which is a pretty fair price on this side of the equator. If you’re interested in grabbing one and checking out more details then head over to the MobiCity online store.
On the other hand, Google/Samsung’s new Chromebook is also available from MobiCity. MobiCity have bumped the price up of this model quite a lot, knocking it up from $250 in the states to a $400 price-tag down under. Nonetheless, it’s still a great device. Having used a Chromebook myself for the last three months (not this version) I can say that Sammy and Google are definitely onto something here. If you’re interested in grabbing one then head over to MobiCity’s online store.
Lastly, if you’re interested in ASUS’ latest offering then you can always grab the PadFone 2 from $949, which includes the tablet dock. It won’t be launching until the ed of Q1 2013, so if you just can’t wait then head over to the online store and place a pre-order for one of the 30 devices in the first order.
It’s always good to know that their are grey importers out there getting us Australians access to international devices. While the prices aren’t always spectacular, you can understand that with the shipment process, importation tax, etc.