posted May 12, 2011, 6:56 PM by Eric Curts
updated May 12, 2011, 7:23 PM
By now (and yes it has only been 1 day since the announcement) most people already know the basics about Google's subscription plan for Chromebooks for Education. If not, the basics are:
- Schools can pay $20 per month (for a 3 year contact) for each Chromebook (specs).
- For that price you:
- Rent the Chromebook
- Get the Web-based Management Console to manage the Chromebooks' settings, installed apps, printers, users, and more.
- Get 24/7 email and phone support from Google
- Get a warranty to replace the Chromebook if it breaks during the three year agreement
- At the end of the three year agreement, you give the Chromebooks back, and if you re-sign the agreement you start over with the current new model of the Chromebooks.
However if you want to really dig into the details, they are not found on Google's Chromebook site (http://www.google.com/chromebook
) but rather the details are found at their support site.
So far I have read through all the information a couple of times. There are a few questions I still am unsure of (and have contacted Google for clarification). I hope to post my complete evaluation of the Chromebook plan very soon (with both the positives and negatives).