Chromebooks now come with 1TB of cloud storage from Google

If you need a laptop just to send emails, chat, surf the web, type up some documents, you don’t have to spend thousands on an Ultrabook or a super heavy duty laptop. Instead you could always turn to Chromebooks which offers those functions. In fact come 2015, users could very well start to stream Photoshop onto their Chromebooks, so that’s worth taking into consideration! That being said, if you don’t mind picking up a Chromebook for yourself, you might be pleased to learn that Google has unveiled a Chromebook offer in which they will be offering users 1TB of free Google Drive storage for the next two years. 

Cloud storage prices have been on a steep decline this year, but there’s nothing better than free. Google is offering new Chromebook buyers 1TB of Google Drive storage to go along with their purchase. The terabyte of space is good for two whole years, not just the one-year term that’s typically the norm for this sort of thing. Based on current Drive pricing, Google says the limited-time deal is valued at $240. Chromebooks can be had for as little as $199, so it’s a pretty nice bonus if you look at it that way. (Please don’t buy a $199 Chromebook; much better options exist.) It won’t make you feel any better about buying a Pixel, though. To receive your storage, you’ll need to redeem the offer with Google prior to January 1st, 2015. The cloud is a vital part of Google’s Chrome OS strategy, so throwing in a ton of space is a good way of easing the transition for anyone moving their documents, music, and entire digital life to Google’s servers. And if you’re in search of a simple, get-work-done laptop, the huge storage offer might just seal the deal in favor of a Chromebook.

By Scarlett Madison

+Scarlett Madison is a mom and a friend. She blogs for a living at Social News Watch but really prefers to read more than write. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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