Google’s Cloud Notebooks and desktops don’t typically sell all that well. The comparatively high price just seems too risky to most people since committing to a Chromebook means you commit to a new OS. Google’s latest idea is to rent Chromebooks instead.
For one model of the Chromebook Notebook you pay $25 a month to rent, while the Chromebox Desktop-PC costs $30 per month. The payment is only once a month and there is no contract or pre determined time. After one year of renting, the monthly cost goes down. So the average Chromebook costs $30 for the first 12 months lang 30 Dollar, at the start of the new year, the price drops to $25 a month before dropping to $20 a month the second year.
All in all, it’s not a bad idea. If Google wants to expand the reach of its OS, a rental program with no strings attached could work. Although renting notebooks sounds a little strange, it makes sense for businesses, students and employees with temporary jobs. If you don’t want the $1,000 commitment of a really great computer, a month by month Chromebook rental might be an interesting thing to try.