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I think if you are comparing a 1:1 device, then yes you can compare the
two.  However, the question should not be mac vs chromebook, but what are
the important tools you want students to access to daily in the classroom
and what other resources are you providing.

So at FHU,  Our minimum that we wanted all students to have access to daily
in the classroom was the Google App suite, internet research, and
standardized testing ability.

We looked at the options, and felt that we could provide access to a lab of
desktops for licensed and resource intensive tools, and a lab of tablets
for applications that benefited from that type of tech, then the Chromebook
would be the ideal device for our 1:1 as it met all the requirements we
wanted.

If your school would require resource intensive programs in all your
classrooms and have no other way to access them, then looking at a Windows
or Mac 1:1 would need to be considered.

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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.
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> Mac vs. Windows, I get.  Chromebook vs. Tablet, I get.  Chromebook vs.
> Windows/Mac I don’t get.
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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
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