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Good to know! We ordered a Samsung and we weren't impressed with the hardware at all. We are waiting to see if new hardware is introduced in the next few months. Running the OS through Parallels has been pretty impressive but we using it a primary OS at a large scale is a whole different thing. As far as what you can do with them, we had planned on keeping a mix of devices so that should the class requirement for the project be primarily web related, they could grab the Chromebooks. iPads for more creative endeavors. We'll see. They all have their advantages and disadvantages.

Brice McIntosh
Technology Specialist
Hardwick Elementary School
Hardwick, VT 05843
(802) 472-5411 ext. 238



On Monday, February 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM, Adam Provost wrote:

> Flimsy... keyboards especially (shared use though thus far, not an individual machine)
> 
> Web centric device, not much you can do on it otherwise... which we knew.
> 
> Proving buggy, so the IT Dept has said thus far, to image. 
> 
> That's what's up here so far with them.
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> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 12:39 PM, Brice McIntosh <[log in to unmask] (mailto:[log in to unmask])> wrote:
> > Thanks for the information. I'm curious what wasn't working well. Do you know any general issues?
> > 
> > Brice McIntosh
> > Technology Specialist
> > Hardwick Elementary School
> > Hardwick, VT 05843
> > (802) 472-5411 ext. 238 (tel:%28802%29%20472-5411%20ext.%20238)
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Monday, February 20, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Amanda Bickford wrote:
> > 
> > > Talk to BBA high school about their time with Chrome books, they had had some really big issues. 
> > > 
> > > On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 12:31 PM, Brice McIntosh <[log in to unmask] (mailto:[log in to unmask])> wrote:
> > > > We are not currently using them but we have been considering getting
> > > > Chromebook carts due to cost, ease of management and our current use of
> > > > Google Apps. They run on a Linux base and are fairly snappy. for most uses. I
> > > > would not recommend them for an environment that may be working on projects
> > > > that include a lot of media, like video editing, photo editing or music creation.
> > > > For things like web research, document creation and collaboration, they are quite
> > > > wonderful. I'm also interested to see if anyone has Linux carts and what their
> > > > experience has been.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > -- 
> > > Amanda Bickford
> > 
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> Adam A. Provost
> Media and Performing Arts
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> Burr and Burton Academy
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> 802.549.8194
> 
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