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Google Promoting Chromebooks on Campus

Want to test out new technology while keeping your wallet the same weight? Google will be on campus today through Thursday outside the HUB promoting its new Google Chromebook, giving students the chance to rent one out free of charge.

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Google will be set up in a big white tent that’s hard to miss in front of the HUB. To rent a Chromebook, you need to present a credit card and your student ID. The Chromebook is a new, lightweight laptop already preloaded with popular Google apps such as Search, GMail, and Google+. They go for about $200 on Google’s website.

Google is actually hosting events throughout the year at Penn State, which you can see in its Facebook group. If you’re in the market for a new laptop, then you might want to consider heading over to the HUB sometime this week and take a Chromebook home for a test spin. Just remember to return it, unless you like it so much you don’t mind finding a new charge on your card.

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Jon Deasy

is a senior majoring in criminology from the Steel City. You can find him at the Rathskeller on a Saturday or in the library at four in the morning. He plans to attend law school in the future and enjoys writing about college kids committing the most comical crimes in State College. When he’s not busy, he’s aimlessly staring at his Twitter, @jon_deasy. You can reach him via email at [email protected]


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