CIT, Google Partner on Chromebook Rental Program
According to a blog post by Divya Agarwalla, a Google Chrome for Business product manager, Google is trialing a Chromebook rental program, in conjunction with financing partner CIT.
Agarwalla said, “Since launch, our vision for Chromebooks has been to bring the simplicity, flexibility and affordability of cloud computing to the personal computer.” The new program is aimed primarily at business customers, including companies with seasonal workers or startups that want to conserve cash.
According to the post, organizations can rent a new Chromebook starting at $30 per month or rent a Chromebox starting at $25 per month. Rentals are month-to-month, and there’s no long-term commitment. The rental includes Chrome hardware with 3-year limited warranty, the web-based Chrome management console to centrally set-up and control users, devices and apps, and 24/7 support. And the monthly payments actually decrease the longer you keep the device.
“Imagine you’re setting up shop for a local political campaign and will have an influx of new, temporary workers. You can rent a Chromebook for each worker for the next few months, and return them when the campaign is over. Chromebooks meet the needs of most workers, making this rental program a great option for companies with seasonal workers, larger organizations who want to pilot Chromebooks, fast-growing startups and any company looking to preserve cash,” Agarwalla writes.
To read the Google blog post click here.