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Exactly.  Well said, Brendon.  Whether this comparison makes sense or not,
there are many schools who have narrowed down the list to these two options
(for a plethora of reasons that make sense to them).

Matt

On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 10:33 AM, Brendon Plant <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> i think you are looking at it the wrong way. people are aware that
> macbooks or a good pc will outperform a chromebook and thats not the
> debate, its more comparing the cost to performance ratio. its like saying
> would you rather have a sports car and less money for parts/maintenance on
> it, or a minivan and 10,000 dollars in your pocket. either one will get you
> to work.
>
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 10:24 AM, Mike Vining <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>>  I don’t think you can fairly compare the most expensive solution to the
>> least expensive solution.  The question just doesn’t make sense to my
>> brain, but I’m a systems kind’a guy.
>>
>>
>>
>> Mac vs. Windows, I get.  Chromebook vs. Tablet, I get.  Chromebook vs.
>> Windows/Mac I don’t get.
>>
>>
>>
>> Mike
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>>   Michael Vining, SB IT Support
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>> *From:* School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:
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>> While I am extremely biased, I love that this is a conversation!
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>> On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 10:01 PM, Matt Henchen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>  What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Macbook Air versus the
>> Chromebook for a High School 1to1 program in Vermont?  Please leave your
>> feedback on this Google Doc -
>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/19vHzv9o5En_K5ARJpV8PNAcRsMsSMZTTiLEOfUk_Au8/edit?usp=sharing
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>> (p.s. we specifically chose not to include tablets, so we'll have to have
>> that debate elsewhere...)
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>> Thanks!
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