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Google intros $20 per month Chromebook laptop

Chromebooks are a new take on computing. Google announced its first Chrome-based notebooks at its Google I/O conference here. CNET/James Martin

SAN FRANCISCO- Google announced its first commercial Chromebook laptops, based on the company's Chrome browser and platform, at its annual Google I/O conference here on Wednesday.

Samsung and Acer will each be offering the first Chromebook laptops starting June 15. The Samsung Chromebook will cost $429 for the Wi-Fi only version and the 3G version will cost $499. Acer's Wi-Fi only Chromebook will cost $349.

Google also announced that it will be offering schools a special price to on Chromebooks. It will charge $20 a month per Chromebook and that includes the hardware, administrative support, hardware upgrades and warranty.

The devices will be available for sale in the U.S. from Amazon and Best Buy starting June 15. Google will also be selling these Chromebooks in six countries including, the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, and Italy.

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