Google is making a major push for its cloud-based Chrome laptops, this time, with the education sector.
In an interview with Forbes, a Google senior executive said that the company will begin leasing out the computers to students at $20 a month. But Google isn't solely targeting students, and it is likely that the company's real aim for the rental program is the enterprise sector.
“Small and medium-sized businesses are banging on our doors to get something like this,” the executive told Forbes.
The news echoes previous rumors that Google would start a Chrome rental program within the coming months. Manufactured by both Samsung and Acer, the computers are expected to retail for $500, far below that of most other laptops. Google is expected to announce the device's June release date later today.