Microsoft, Lenovo Launch ‘Pay As You Go’ Computer
Microsoft Corp. and Chinese-based computer maker Lenovo said Monday they will launch market trials for pay-as-you-go purchases of computers in China and India. Consumers will be able to purchase a Lenovo PC for about half its retail price and pay off the balance over time by purchasing pre-paid cards from Lenovo.
Much like the pre paid phones of today, with the exception that the pc’s will eventually be paid off and the pre paid cards will no longer need to be purchased. This is a fantastic idea, and will hopefully help people who really can’t afford it to get a computer and get online.