Posted October 25, 2018 07:15:59While the majority of Amazon’s laptop sales have been to schools and other small businesses, the company has recently been ramping up its marketing efforts in the college market, where it’s seeing strong growth.
Last week, Amazon announced a new program for schools that lets students pay $5 a month or $10 a year to take a laptop to school.
It will include iPads, laptops, desktops, printers, and other devices for use in the classroom.
Amazon said the program will allow students to be able to work more efficiently, study more, and access online resources.
“It’s exciting for our students, our staff, and our teachers, because Amazon has a proven track record of creating a learning environment that fosters innovation, creativity, and learning,” Amazon President Jim Lee said in a statement.
“By bringing together Amazon students and staff with Amazon labs and other educational institutions, we are bringing our customers the tools and resources they need to work together to make learning happen.”
The Amazon laptops will also be made available for use at Amazon Prime members, who will be able access them through a subscription service.
Amazon said the laptops will be available for purchase on or before September 6.