Good news if you are a student who wants a Chrome OS laptop and missed out on the free Cr-48. Google may announce a purchase plan that lets you buy a Chrome OS laptop for $20 per month.


This small fee includes both the hardware and online services needed for Chrome OS. Later this year, Google may launch a similar plan for small and medium-sized businesses, too—something to watch out for.

This all lines up with what we'd heard previously about the Cr-48 business model, but having as solid a pub as Forbes back up the news on the eve of the I/O day two keynote seems to make this a pretty sure thing. [Forbes]

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