Google is giving away two years of free 1TB of Drive storage—a $240 value—to anyone who purchases a Chromebook. What timing, too: we’re right on the cusp of the busy holiday season. The offer gives students and professionals a big perk for jumping into Google’s burgeoning laptop OS. Drive is one of the best cloud storage services around, and 1TB is a lot of space for most folks.
Google says 1TB of storage is enough to store 100,000 awkward family photos, which people will no doubt be forced into taking over the next few weeks. Chromebooks are some of the cheapest machines out there—some go for as little as $199—though they still aren’t quite at the stage where they can fully replace a Windows or OS X laptop in some instances. For education, however, they’re among some of the best options out there.
Android apps are going to make their way to Chromebooks in the future, so the outlook for Chrome OS is looking bright. Why not get one now and get some free storage while you’re at it? You can find devices like the Acer C720 Chromebook, Samsung Chromebook and HP Chromebook 11 through the Google Play store. The offer needs to be redeemed before Jan. 1 of next year, so don’t delay.