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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Chromebook gets replaced when it breaks

There are so many things I need to catch up on about Chromebook. I have just come across another article mentioning "Chromebook for business and schools...get replaced when they break". Is the replacement only available for business and schools and not for individuals? Can someone shed a light on this?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 02:57 PM
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The replacement plan is part of the monthly fee that businesses and schools pay. Individuals are not eligible for lease agreements, therefore there is no replacement plan.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 03:50 PM
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Why the disadvantage on individual who pays the unit upfront? If that's the case, I'm going back to university. As if it's the end of the world if I don't get the same privilege. LOL!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 11:31 PM
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Why the disadvantage on individual who pays the unit upfront? If that's the case, I'm going back to university. As if it's the end of the world if I don't get the same privilege. LOL!
Say you pay $329 for an Acer Wi-Fi only model. That's it, you're done paying.

Schools on the other hand, are paying $200/mo at the minimum (that's ten machines at $20/mo) under a three year agreement. While you only paid $329 for a machine that should last you three or more years, Google will have received at least $7,200 from any one school in that three years.

Does that answer your question?
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Droymac, that's a neat explanation! I am not a math savvy but you definitely nailed it for me. Buying the gadget in cash is a lot better. I suppose that if you want a warranty you can pay more for the insurance policy but it's still going to be a lot cheaper than paying a total of $720 in a year times 3!
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2011, 02:39 PM
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I am a math savvy but that got me mixed up. In any case, I need to get one in cash...it seems like the best option, alongside getting a separate insurance plan.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 04:04 AM
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Google is also taking the money from the schools. Because of that they replace the broken chrome books...

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