The question is coming up a lot. Google Chromebooks are priced at $20 per month for students and $28 for business. Is that a good deal?

It's considered a deal for the school systems that have tried it. Rachel Wente-Chaney, CIO of High Desert Educational Service District in Oregon said it will actually help retain IT staff. The district will not have to choose between people or licenses and maintenance for Microsoft Exchange servers.

But hardware costs have been decreasing for years. Services get a higher margin. Hardware costs can be near zero if not free for enterprises that are buying a package that includes services.

What do you think?