Chromebooks

From: William Wade 
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http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-kind-of-computer-chromebook.html
in case you missed it all.

So that Cr-48 is finally coming out or at least the OS on actual hardware.

My notes so far:

The price of the netbooks from Acer and Samsung (2 venders already!!)
?  I guess the low end wifi only perhaps $250?

And what will likely be overlooked is this quote:

"Even with dedicated IT departments, businesses and schools struggle
with the same complex, costly and insecure computers as the rest of
us. To address this, we=E2=80=99re also announcing Chromebooks for Business
and Education. This service from Google includes Chromebooks and a
cloud management console to remotely administer and manage users,
devices, applications and policies. Also included is enterprise-level
support, device warranties and replacements as well as regular
hardware refreshes. Monthly subscriptions will start at $28/user for
businesses and $20/user for schools."
http://www.google.com/chromebook/business-education.html

You realize that $20 a month per kid might feel like a lot of money,
but $120 a year per kid for a school that wants every kid to have a
laptop? That is dirt cheap. Actually dirt can be $$. It must be much
cheaper than the current solutions out there. I would guess most
school districts that do the one laptop per kid are already paying
~$300 per year per kid for the same services.  Google trying to get
this market to get them all later?


Yall's thoughts?