Amid rumors that Google will soon release its Chrome OS-based netbook there are also rumblings the laptop will be available on a subscription basis. A post on technology news site Neowin last week stated:
Neowin can now confirm from a reliable source that the Google Chrome OS based notebooks will be available for “purchase” in late June/early July … Google will be selling the devices as part of a subscription based model with Gmail to customers.
Neowin’s Google source also spilled rental fee details: “$10-$20 a month per user,” and this would include hardware updates and repair as necessary.
This begs a couple of questions:
- Would you rent a laptop?
- Would a cloud-based device like this suit your laptop needs?
Please share your thoughts in the comments.