Just a comparison for pricing, but we were able to lease our new Macbooks with a 3 year warranty for $950 at 0% from Apple for 3 years. With a really cheap "buy" at the end.
not sure which device you are looking at but here is $353 at a vendor that takes POs. Ive seen them for $300 at places like newegg
I just got pricing from Google for the Chromebook... I nearly spit out my coffee!