Chrome OS Notebooks Might Be Sold On Subscription
It is reported that Google is planning to sell its Chrome OS based devices to customers using a subscription based model. The first target of the Mountain View California based company is Gmail users. Meanwhile, it is reported that Google plans to make notebooks available for $ 10 to $ 20 per month to a user and will also provide hardware refreshes as a part of the package and if any hardware is found faulty, it will be replaced by Google.
Devices Also Available For One Time Payment
Meanwhile, the search engine giant is also planning to make the devices available for one time payment and it is a possibility that it will rope in retailers and carriers to do it. Though the price has not been finalized yet, it is anticipated that the devices in the United States could cost somewhere between $ 250 and $ 600. It is to be noted that manufacturers for long there have been expectations that manufacturers like Acer and Samsung will roll out Chrome notebooks during the first half of 2011.
Rumors have also been there that mass shipments of the Chrome notebooks will be carried out by Google during the second quarter of 2011. It is believed that notebooks equipped with the Chrome OS will either feature processor manufactured by Intel or Nvidia and will sport either a 10 or 12 inches screen.