I've heard Google plans to offer monthly lease options for chromebooks to businesses, but why not individuals? - I don't want to buy an early model and then wait a year or two before I can afford its replacement, presumably one with many more advantages.
Google probably thinks it'd be more hassle and money than it's worth to run individual consumer leases. If I were Google, I certainly wouldn't do it.
There are a lot of very good reasons for this, one being credit. Google would either need to run credit checks (annoying for both parties), or have to deal with people who never intend to pay their monthly fee. How would Google go about retrieving their machines from people like this?
That's the way I see it, although it's just my opinion. Maybe some one could offer some insight as to why Google should
do individual consumer leases.