Google Chromebook Forums banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
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?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
197 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
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!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
197 Posts
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?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
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!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
38 Posts
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.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top