Google and Virgin America are partnering to offer passengers on select flights the opportunity to test drive (fly?) Google’s newly launched Chromebook mobile device.
Between July 1 and September 30, 2011, passengers traveling between San Francisco and Boston, Dallas, or Chicago will be able to check out one of the devices for free and enjoy a complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi session to boot.
Travelers can check out a Chromebook at designated “Chrome Zone” lounges which will begin popping up near Virgin America gates later this week and return them at the gate in their destination city.
Google is hoping that its cloud-based netbook device, with an 8-second load time, will resonate with on-the-go business travelers.