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Cheaper Laptops In West Michigan

My kids have been crying out for a laptop computer. They say they need one for school. Only one is in high school for goodness sake. College, that is something different. I understand most colleges require freshmen to have a laptop. Great. Another expense. Did you see the announcement from Google.

Google will begin leasing Chrome laptops for $20 per month in a “student package” that includes both hardware and access to online services, a senior Google executive has reportedly told Forbes.

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The report aligns with earlier rumors that Google would begin offering Chrome OS-based notebooks for between $10 and $20 per month this summer. The official announcement is expected to hit the wire sometime Wednesday.

“Small and medium-sized businesses are banging on our doors to get something like this,” the executive said, suggesting that the “student package” initiative could be a way for Google to test the waters before releasing a comparable offering for the enterprise.

Google already offers businesses access to its online suite of productivity apps, which includes a word processor, spreadsheet application and calendar, for $50 per year. Perhaps the tech giant will bundle the hardware and software offerings for enterprise users in the near future.

No further details about the hardware or contracts that may be associated with the lease are available at this time.

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