Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th May 2011 21:49 UTC
Google "At its annual developer conference in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Google said that Chrome OS notebooks, now called 'Chromebooks', will be available in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain starting June 15, and that it will be offering a combined software and hardware subscription service for businesses, schools, and government customers. The pricing of Google's subscription plan is modest: For $28 per user per month, businesses will receive Chromebooks, Web-based administration controls, enterprise-level support, a warranty, and hardware replacement upon subscription renewal. Schools and governments have access to the subscription package for $20 per user per month." Look at the concept here.
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by Praxis on Wed 11th May 2011 22:18 UTC
Praxis
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2009-09-17

Yawn

I'm usually a fan of Google stuff, but this leaves me feeling nothing.I really can't see this as anything but a flop. Maybe if they had made it run with an ARM to give it great battery life for even cheaper it would work. It only runs one program after all, you don't have to worry that much about compatibility. But no, its just an Atom like every other netbook. The $20/month deal might appeal to some organizations who need lots of low power machines. I could see these working well in out local library for instance. But otherwise I can't see an actual consumer getting this instead of a full netbook.

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