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How much are the 4gigs vs 2gigs?


On Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at 7:25 AM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> You can also still get the ACER 720 with 4gigs.  I just ordered 15 from
> cdw.
>
> Bjorn Behrendt
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> On Dec 20, 2013 7:11 PM, "Wallis, Jeff" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> For those of you looking at ordering the Chromebook 14 - they make a
>> business version that has 4GB of RAM rather than the regular 2GB.
>>
>> I just ordered some for one of our elementary schools.  I ordered them
>> through Marcus at Panurgy - great price at $299 each.  If you want to be
>> able to manage them in your GAE domain you can order that for $30 each.
>>  They also offer HP carepacks with accidental protection if you are
>> interested in that too.
>>
>> Here is Marcus's contact information if anyone is interested:
>>
>> Marcus Szczecinski
>>
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>> 800-974-1115/802-658-7788, ext. 246
>>
>> Jeff Wallis
>> Chief Network Engineer
>> Chittenden East Supervisory Union
>> 802-858-1727
>> http://www.cesu.k12.vt.us <http://help.cesu.k12.vt.us>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 1:13 PM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>>  I am curious to get my hands on one of the acer touchscreens.    I had
>>> very bad luck with the Intel Classmate touchscreens breaking easier than
>>> traditional LCD.
>>>
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>>> On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 12:44 PM, Elizabeth McCarthy <
>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I've been using the Samsung $249 chromebook for the past year with no
>>>> issues...I've setup a GAE domain with Teacher Dashboard and the Remote
>>>> Control module where you can see each student chromebook's screen, tabs
>>>> open and have the ability to send messages a pop up on their screen,  push
>>>> urls to all devices as well as close tabs that they have open.
>>>> As you point out the new Acer Touchscreen Chromebook for $299 looks
>>>> very interesting...lots of options for chromebooks out there...The G+
>>>> Community, Chromebook EDU is worth joining and connecting with many schools
>>>> who have gone 1:1 chromebook
>>>> https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111885171520981887334
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Steve Ligett <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi - I have one of the $199 Acer c720 chromebooks and I'm impressed.
>>>>> It's the one Raymond pointed to (although I got it from Bestbuy). It seems
>>>>> to have decent battery life. The older c710's do have VGA and ethernet
>>>>> ports that the new ones don't (and 3 usb 2 ports vs 1 usb 3 and 1 usb 2).
>>>>> But they have the older processor that doesn't run as long on battery
>>>>> unless you get the more expensive model with large battery. We have about
>>>>> 30 of the older c710 model and I haven't heard complaints about them.
>>>>>
>>>>> There's a new ($299) one out with a touchscreen:
>>>>> http://www.bestbuy.com/site/11-6-touch-screen-chromebook-2gb-memory-32gb-solid-state-drive/3026067.p?id=1219085759930&skuId=3026067&st=acer%20chromebook&cp=1&lp=4
>>>>> It also has a larger SSD (32GB vs 16GB). Is a touchscreen useful?
>>>>>
>>>>> I'll ask around for more info and opinions.
>>>>>
>>>>> steve
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 9:07 AM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]
>>>>> > wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> this is what I am looking at
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Chromebook-11-6-Inch-Haswell-micro-architecture/dp/B00FNPD1VW
>>>>>>
>>>>>> plus Square Trade ADD 2 year is $51 (I know there was some separate
>>>>>> ADD discussion this week).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> No matter what model I was looking at, I would want one tester in my
>>>>>> hands for a month before actually picking it.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Some reps have told me that new models are coming out soon (end of
>>>>>> this month, early next) from Lenovo and Dell.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Our 1-1 teachers are wishing/begging/demanding Chromebooks over
>>>>>> iPads. (they currently use used laptops and battery life is the big issue).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I am not suggesting any real conclusion should be drawn from that,
>>>>>> may be unique to us, but that is the case.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I think Chromebooks have taken 30% of the sub $300 laptop market, so
>>>>>> they are not just a niche product these days.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> hope this thread keeps going.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> R
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Now that many more folks have more experience with various Chromebook
>>>>>>> models, I wonder if some of you might comment on whether they are a good
>>>>>>> investment and are they enabling teachers and students to pursue current
>>>>>>> learning goals?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
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