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:
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:

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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While I am extremely biased, I love that this is a conversation!

 

On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 10:01 PM, Matt Henchen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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

 

(p.s. we specifically chose not to include tablets, so we'll have to have that debate elsewhere...)

 

Thanks!

 

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