Australians can pre-order the Google Pixelbook right now from Amazon
Amazon comes to the rescue of Aussies in search of Google's latest laptop.
[UPDATE 25 June 2018]:
Since Amazon has recently announced that Australians will no longer be able to order products from its international sites, pre-ordering the Pixelbook from Amazon US is no longer a viable solution. Thankfully, the Google Pixelbook is now available on Amazon Australia, making it even easier to order than it was through the American site. Simply use the links below to place your order:
After Google announced its latest laptop, the Google Pixelbook, at its Made By Google event in early October, Aussie tech-lovers might have felt a little deflated at the absence of any confirmation on an Australian release. Fortunately, importing technology is easier than ever these days, and thanks to Amazon, you can pre-order the i5 model of the Pixelbook and have it shipped directly to Australia when it releases later this month.
Because Amazon is shipping the device itself, you won't have to muck about with parcel redirection services like Australia Post's ShopMate, which is handy. Because the Pixelbook is over AUD$1000, though, you will be slugged with some hefty import fees as part of the transaction.
Only two variants of the Pixelbook are currently available for import: one with 128GB of storage, and one with 256GB. Both come with an i5 processor and 8GB RAM, so if you're looking for the faster i7 model with 16GB RAM, we're afraid you're currently of luck.
On the plus side, the Pixelbook boasts a 12.3" touchscreen display that can swivel a full 360 degrees. It weighs a measly 1kg, too, making it easy to lug around during the day.
For the 128GB version, you'll be looking at around AUD$1522.04 all told with the current USD conversion rate. For the 256GB version, you'll be looking at AUD$1804.26.
You can grab either version of the Pixelbook from the links above. Orders will begin shipping from Amazon on 31 October.