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).
Google also announced on their official blog that several new tools have been added for education and business customers:
"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."Do you think the new Google Chromebook pricing is a good deal or should customers be holding out for better pricing?