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Chromebooks - Eight disadvantages - Part 5: Costs and conclusion

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#1 Michael Pietroforte

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:35 PM

Google officials claim that hardware + software leasing is a new price model for business computers that helps to reduce costs. I will argue in this post that this is not the case.

Applications for Chromebooks not only have an old-fashioned user interface; they are also significantly more expensive than Windows netbooks.

8. Costs
I like Google's leasing model. I really do! I generally don't like buying heavy things such as houses, cars, or furniture. So I also like the idea of not owning my computer. I find renting much more convenient and flexible. But one thing is for sure: Renting is usually more expensive than buying. If you have a closer look at Google's pricing model for Chromebooks, you will realize that this also applies to this “new kind of computer.”

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