Google’s taking Chromebooks on a road show to colleges across the country

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Google thinks the Chromebook is a good fit for educational purposes. But while the capable web-based laptops are making inroads into elementary and high schools, higher education is still dominated by Apple and its MacBook. So Google plans to set up installations at colleges across the country, called Chromebook Lending Libraries, which lets students check out the platform with a Chromebook on loan.

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The [company]Google[/company] program will hit 12 U.S. colleges, all public schools except for George Washington University, which is private (and arguably the most expensive college in the country.) A full list can be found here and Google is promising to add other schools. Each school will get three days with the Chromebook stand, which will distribute free laptops on loan on a first-come, first-serve basis. It looks like Google will be loaning one of the new Acer Chromebook 13 models to students.

It’s a great time to introduce…

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