Google really wants Chromebook to become a thing. To achieve this goal, the company prepared a special offer for the holiday season. The notebook line build around the Chrome browser needs constant access to the Internet. Each computer is equipped with an SSD of a lower capacity, just enough to ensure fast booting time. Consequently, cloud storage becomes a key feature.
In an effort to attract more users, Google offers 1TB of storage to every new Chromebook user who buys a device until the end of the year. To take advantage of the awesome offer, users must redeem the offer before entering 2015.
That’s enough space to keep more than 100,000 awkward holiday sweater pics safe and shareable in Drive. With that much free storage, you can use your Chromebook for work, play and pretty much everything else you’ll do this holiday season,
said Alex Vogenthaler, Group Product Manager & Holiday Sock Collector (heh) in a blog post.
Now let us explain why this is such a great offer. 1TB of Google Drive storage costs $10 per month, so multiplying that by 24 months (that is how long the offer lasts) and you will end up saving $240. In the same time, a new Chromebook costs just $199.
But, what happens when the two years pass? Yes, users will have to pay afterward. If you are already a heavy user of Google products like Docs, Gmail, and Chrome, that is a real bargain. Cloud storage will be virtually ubiquitous in just a couple of years. For those who plan to take the early train, this is a great offer. Prices will probably drop as well in two years from now.
However, the offer is still less impressive than Microsoft’s. If you buy and HP Stream 11 for as little as $200, the company will offer unlimited cloud storage. Hard to beat that.