A Google executive has leaked that Google will announce a student package that will allow users to get their hands on a Chrome OS notebook for a very reasonable $20 subscription per month. This will be announced during the Day 2 keynote at Google I/O, which is expected to focus on Chrome.
Chrome OS decidedly needs to enter into the market with a very particular price point that Google has closely studied. It’s clear that by this news the company seeks to fill a need with students who don’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars for a computer yet with a cheaper offering that can offer almost everything that on a traditional PC – but all on the web.
There’s also potential in the market for small and medium-sized businesses to possibly adopt Chrome OS subscriptions as well. “Small and medium-sized businesses are banging on our doors to get something like this,” the executive told Forbes.
No details are available, however, on how Google is going to actually classify a student that is eligible to get the subscription pricing. We’ll be getting the full scoop on all of that during the presentation tomorrow, but it sounds like Google might be able to get a ton of Chromebooks into people’s hands very quickly with this method.
Do you think that this type of plan should be restricted to students, or be allowed for everyone who wants to try out Chrome OS?