Yes Google Chromebooks are now available, but I bet that you haven’t really given one a try. Starting today, and until September, Google will lend you a Chromebook on select Virgin America routes. You’ll even get free inflight Wi-Fi to go with. I can already see sales getting a boost because of this.
Wi-Fi is a must for these Chromebooks, because you can’t do much unless you get access to the cloud with a live Internet connection. There are even Chrome Zone lounges where you can get comfy with your loaner. However, you’ll need to give a credit card deposit if you want to try one.
Chromebooks are being offered on flights between San Francisco, Chicago O’Hare, Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth. There’s a similar loaner program offered at the Ace Hotel in New York City.