Chromebook's college tour lets students try before they buy

Google is hoping to get students hooked on the affordably priced Chromebooks and the simplicity of its Chrome OS by taking the Internet-connected laptop on a tour of colleges across the U.S. Google is creating a Chromebook Lending Library where students can check out a Chromebook to check out the features, explore the usability, and try out Chrome apps for free.

Google says that students can keep the Chromebook for as long as they're on campus, which is roughly a few days.

Here are the tour dates:

  • Auburn University: 10/13 - 10/16

  • ASU: 9/29 - 10/2

  • Central Florida: 10/6 - 10/9

  • GW: 9/22 - 9/25

  • Pennsylvania State University: 9/8 - 9/11

  • Syracuse at Walnut Park: 9/15 - 9/18

  • Texas A&M University: 9/21 - 9/24

  • Texas State University: 9/15 - 9/18

  • UCLA: 10/7 - 10/10

  • University of Colorado Boulder: 9/7 - 9/10

With Chromebooks starting at $199, Google is trying to push Chrome OS into the education segment where Apple has a strong grip.

Are you a student at one of these institutions? Will you be excited to trial a Chromebook, and possibly buying one if the experience works out well? Let us know.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our look at some of the best Chromebooks on the market right now.

Source: Google