Google Chromebooks Now Available Without Subscription Plans

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Jun. 16 2013, Updated 12:33 a.m. ET

Google on Sunday announced that education and corporate customers can now purchase Google Chromebooks outside of a pay-per-month 3-year subscription model.

Under the company’s new offerings education customers can pick up WiFi models of the Chromebook for $449 and 3G models for $519 while corporate customers can grab the same WiFi machine for $559 with the 3G model available at $639.

For educational and business customers who want to receive continued support on their Chromebooks, Google is offering support contracts for $5 per month one year after the notebook has been purchased (Years 2-3). Business customers can also pick up additional support for $13 per month (years 2-3).

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Google also announced on their official blog that several new tools have been added for education and business customers:

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“We have also added a few new features to the web-based management panel to help customers better deploy, monitor and customize their Chromebooks, including group policy management, shipment tracking and asset management.”

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Do you think the new Google Chromebook pricing is a good deal or should customers be holding out for better pricing?

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