We purchased the EndoX case designed for HP3115 this year, and this was
specifically to avoid the rate of damage we had last year with soft cases.
It's a hard "crush proof" case and worth the little bit extra. One
observation about the soft cases (aside from breakage) is that many laptops
"squeezed" into backpacks are already showing keyboard damage on the
screens... the hard case should alleviate that. I am pushing kids to keep
them in their backpacks as well, as I believe much of the damage we saw
last year was outside the backpack when cases were carried "loose" (and
swinging around, etc.

True: these a little more bulky, but not much bigger than an average
science textbook... the protection is worth it.

This year's first broken laptop came in this morning, and although the
student CLAIMED it was in the case and in his backpack, the backpack didn't
have room for it and the crack pattern (vertical lines on the edge, no case
damage) indicates it was likely stepped on.

*Eric Hall*
*Technology Integration Specialist*
*Mount Mansfield Union High School*
*Chittenden East SU*

On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 12:12 PM, Lisa Barry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Anyone have a suggestion for a laptop bag that they really have been happy
> with for 1:1 projects.   We have HP Notebooks and looking for purchasing
> cases that are not too bulky but protect the computers.   We had a neoprene
> one the first year and that one didn't seem to withstand some of the use by
> middle school students.   Last year we got a different bag but it is really
> bulky so looking for something in between the two if anyone has suggestions.
> Thanks
> Lisa
> --
> Lisa Jones Barry
> Technology Integration Specialist
> Essex Town School District


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