Google’s smart, cloud-based whiteboard is now available in the US
You can now purchase Google’s Jamboard for $4,999, and that’s excluding the rolling stand, annual management fee, and G Suite subscription fee.
Google’s Jamboard, which was announced last year, is the search giant’s answer to Microsoft’s Surface Hub. The 55-inch 4K touchscreen lets you access cloud-based collaboration apps like Gmail and Google Drive, provided that you are already a G Suite subscriber. It comes with two “markers” and an “eraser,” letting you handwrite and draw shapes all the while giving you the option to easily move it around with the rolling stand. Just like the Surface Hub, Google’s Jamboard is not cheap: while it may not have a starting price of almost $10,000 like Microsoft’s offering, the $4,999 price tag is still quite steep.
Well, if you were looking to buy the Jamboard either for personal use or for your business, you’ll be glad to hear that Google has officially launched the smart, cloud-based whiteboard in the US, as promised. Available in three colors – Carmine Red, Cobalt Blue, and Graphite Gray – each one will set you back $4,999. However, that’s not all. If you don’t want it wall mounted, the rolling stand is another $1,349, and on top of that, there is the $600 annual management and support fee.
If you purchase the Jamboard before September 30, the company will slash the annual maintenance fee by half, so you’re only paying $300 a year.
The good news is that Google is running a promotion until September: if you purchase the Jamboard before September 30, the company will slash the annual maintenance fee by half, so you’re only paying $300 a year. Also, if you buy a rolling stand before September 30, it’ll also be slightly cheaper at $1,199.
While the Jamboard is only available in the US right now, Google states that it will be arriving in the UK and Canada this summer with more countries becoming available over time. Again, keep in mind that you will need to have a G Suite plan, which costs $50 a year in the US.
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