Google: Chrome Laptops Yours, for Just $20 a Month
...so long as you're a student. They'll be leased to them first
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2011 10:44 AM CDT
In this product image provided by Google Inc. in December, the Cr-48 Chrome notebook is displayed.   (AP Photo/Google Inc.)
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(Newser) – Google will reportedly announce plans today to lease laptops sporting its Chrome OS to college students for just $20 a month. This “student package” will include both the laptop and a suite of online software services, a senior executive tells Forbes—and he indicates that the program is really just a precursor for an eventual enterprise offering: “Small- and medium-sized businesses are banging on our doors to get something like this." Many businesses already pay $50 a month for Google’s Microsoft Office-esque suite of online productivity apps.