Google and Virgin America–Inc. Tech’s Business Travel 50 winner for both in-flight entertainment and food and drink–have partnered to allow Virgin customers the chance to test out the new Chromebooks for free.
Starting July 1st and running through the end of September, customers in San Francisco, Chicago O’Hare, Boston, and Dallas-Fort Worth airports will be treated to “Chrome Zone” lounges where they can learn more about the machines and check one out for their flight–as long as the trip is between two of the participating airports. A credit card is required, for deposit purposes, though anyone checking out a Chromebook will be treated to a free in-flight WiFi session. The computers are then returned at the arriving gate, with Google Chrome staff members on hand to assist customers and answer questions.
Google is also partnering with the Ace Hotel, in New York, offering Chromebooks in guests’ rooms.
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