Chromebooks are cloud-based productivity tools that deliver a simple, streamlined education experience. Meanwhile, teachers and IT administrators can monitor progress, streamline communications while simplifying deployment, management, and security. But with more and more Chromebooks on the market, it’s becoming harder for school systems and schools to choose the right one. Here are some of the features to look for when considering Chromebooks for your school or district.

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Are Chromebooks Right for Your School?

If you're consider tablets for your students as low cost devices, here are some critical things to factor into your decision:

Chromebooks Offer:

  • Instant-on access
  • A primarily cloud-based solution
  • Easy collaboration
  • Easy access to homework
  • A variety of apps
  • All school-day battery life
  • Full keyboards
  • Simple IT management
  • Automatic updates
  • An affordable solution

Chromebooks Do Not:

  • Offer a complete offline solution
  • Support specialty Windows and Mac software, like interactive whiteboard software

Why Intel®-based Chromebooks* for Education?

1 Source: based on findings by Principled Technologies as documented in Chromebooks in the Classroom: A Comparison, White Paper
2 Source: Based on Intel internal testing, tab-casting a non-YouTube* embedded site running full screen 720p online video playback Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. Configurations: Acer* C720 Chromebook on Haswell architecture vs HP* Chromebook 11 on Exynos 5250 and Samsung* Chromebook on Exynos 5250, measured on Google* Octane, Sunspider, WebXPRT, boot up, browsing, app loading, video playback and Chromecast* sharing by Intel or Principled Technologies. For more information go to Detailed configuration in the backup.


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