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ElDorito 7,478 1,374 November 3, 2015 at 05:01 PM More Amazon Deals
I've been given a list of chromebooks that are looking to be purchased for elementary classrooms... Need basic internet browsing, google classroom, google docs...

This is the list and am wondering out of these options, what would be a good one based on the needs of the class:

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Thin...d+11e+20du

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Chromebo...4k83ut+aba

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-NX-EF3....ef3aa.003

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-NX-EF2....ef2aa.001


http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-N21-...80mg0000us


Thanks.
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Quote from ElDorito View Post :
I've been given a list of chromebooks that are looking to be purchased for elementary classrooms... Need basic internet browsing, google classroom, google docs...

This is the list and am wondering out of these options, what would be a good one based on the needs of the class:

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Thin...d+11e+20du

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Chromebo...4k83ut+aba

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-NX-EF3....ef3aa.003

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-NX-EF2....ef2aa.001


http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-N21-...80mg0000us


Thanks.
Initially i had samsung chromebook but it didnt last long. Now i have Acer chromebook and it is going good. IMO both these are good one's.
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Initially i had samsung chromebook but it didnt last long. Now i have Acer chromebook and it is going good. IMO both these are good one's.
This 11.6 inch is 7 pounds? How is that possible?

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-NX-EF2....ef2aa.001

Also is 2 gb ram enough for what is needed?
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at those prices you would be better off with more powerfull laptop cheaper


as for prices amazon is not the cheapest
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at those prices you would be better off with more powerfull laptop cheaper


as for prices amazon is not the cheapest
The pricing is going to be different... those aren't the prices we are getting them for... Just wondering out of those, which would you choose. Thanks.
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This 11.6 inch is 7 pounds? How is that possible?

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-NX-EF2....ef2aa.001

Also is 2 gb ram enough for what is needed?
I have to think thats package weight not actual weight of the machine, or an error.
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I'd stay away from the N2840 based Chromebooks, confusingly still called Celerons even though they have a completely different architecture that's half the speed. Most of the ones you link are fine in this regard.

2gb is probably enough. You just need to not keep to many tabs open (also Chrome is finally getting better about getting up resources from unused tabs).
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This 11.6 inch is 7 pounds? How is that possible?

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-NX-EF2....ef2aa.001

Also is 2 gb ram enough for what is needed?
Not sure about weight. But 2GB RAM it depends on what purpose you are going to use. my kid is using this for school work and browsing. It work great and i dont see any issue with speed.
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I work for a school district that has quite a few Chromebooks. One thing we noticed is many of the brands are built thin/flimsy on the screen, especially at the corners. With kids using them in school, this should be considered so see how bendable the corners are. We ended up buying the Dell 11 Chromebook and they have been pretty good (it is made for education only).

Be sure that when getting pricing that the $25 per unit Google management system cost is added to the quote.
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Not sure about weight. But 2GB RAM it depends on what purpose you are going to use. my kid is using this for school work and browsing. It work great and i dont see any issue with speed.
http://www.laptopmag.com/articles...vs-windows
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I've been given a list of chromebooks that are looking to be purchased for elementary classrooms... Need basic internet browsing, google classroom, google docs...

This is the list and am wondering out of these options, what would be a good one based on the needs of the class:

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Thin...d+11e+20du

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Chromebo...4k83ut+aba

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-NX-EF3....ef3aa.003

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-NX-EF2....ef2aa.001


http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-N21-...80mg0000us


Thanks.
Where I work we have a bunch of chromebooks, I personally like the Acer and Samsung's the best so far... HP I have had many issues with. We just bought maybe 100 of the Acer 11's at like $160 a piece, they seem to work well I had a couple issues so far but they seem to be solid. Never used the dells or lenovo chromebooks. Also make sure you know about the end of life dates.

https://support.google.com/chrome...0366?hl=en
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Where I work we have a bunch of chromebooks, I personally like the Acer and Samsung's the best so far... HP I have had many issues with. We just bought maybe 100 of the Acer 11's at like $160 a piece, they seem to work well I had a couple issues so far but they seem to be solid. Never used the dells or lenovo chromebooks. Also make sure you know about the end of life dates.

https://support.google.com/chrome...0366?hl=en [google.com]
good to know about the end of life. thanks.
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We purchased Toshiba Chromebook 2 (720p) Resolution and they have been great thus far. They feel well built and have given us no issues. 125 of them, we have been using them since Summer.
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My sons have Acer C740 models with clip on shells for added rigidity. They seem to fair pretty well through the school year. I've thought about buying them they keyboard protectors just in case, but haven't done it yet.
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If you need full versions of common applications like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe PhotoShop, Apple Final Cut, Visio, Project, etc then a Chromebook won't cut it for you.
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