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post #1 of 11 Old 04-22-2011, 04:56 PM - Thread Starter
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Chrome OS subscribers will reportedly shell out between $10 and $20 per month. As part of the deal, Google will be responsible for hardware refreshes as they're released-- an automatic hardware upgrade if you will. Faulty hardware will also be replaced for free as part of the subscription package. Additionally, consumers wishing to bypass the subscription fees can actually purchase the laptop outright for the full cost through OEMs.
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This could be useful if Google decides to move to AMD Fusion based netbooks, you get to have Fusion for free then

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Would much rather just have a tablet at this point. They seem to be the way to move forward, especially since applications like "documents to go" can do do word processing through your google account.


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From what I got from the article, Google is "renting" out Chrome OS on their own hardware and you can receive a free upgrade when there is a hardware refresh and you can get a replacement should it break while you're subscribed.


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Sounds like a monthly subscription worth paying for. Though i think i'll be going with a tablet + keyboard attachment next time i'm in the market, this is very tempting.

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At least it's optional...

$20 for the consumers who don't want to think, is money well spent to them, and free one time fee for the laptop itself is perfect for those who just want the laptop, and not another Xbox live type of fee system, is perfect for them.

Good job Google... Making it optional turned this post from a anti-google, to a pro-google.

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I'm wondering if there's a work around to get this to work in China.


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If it comes with WiMAX not a bad deal.

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$10-20 a month!?! eek.gif

10*12=$120 dollars a YEAR. Even under the rosiest of circumstances, you're shelling out 120 a year, which over a four year lifespan is $480.... That's almost FIVE times the price of a Win7 OEM license.

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$10-20 a month!?! eek.gif
10*12=$120 dollars a YEAR. Even under the rosiest of circumstances, you're shelling out 120 a year, which over a four year lifespan is $480.... That's almost FIVE times the price of a Win7 OEM license.
Ouch.

You'd be paying for a laptop with Chrome OS, not just Chrome OS. So, it's actually a really good deal.

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