Robert and Allison, 

I'm wondering if the two of you might not share an example of an Android App or two that you have tried using a Chromebook that can run Android Apps.    
I bought two  R-11 last year for Create Make Learn participants - but they went to new homes (so I didn't get a chance to try them myself).  Thinking I should rectify that by upgrading my Chromebook soon.  

I think that we should keep an eye on upcoming promise to be able to use Android Apps with Chromebooks and if those who are doing so already could share their experience with some specific examples.. that would be super awesome for those of us waiting and wondering. 


On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 6:32 AM, Steve Ligett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I sometimes get in the odd Chromebook to check out. An interesting one I came across recently is the Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C5FM. I think it's too big for students, or for me, but I'm looking at it for some of the staff. 

Intel® Celeron® N3160 processor Quad-core 1.60 GHz
14" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 IPS
Intel® HD Graphics 400 with Shared Memory
32 GB Flash Memory

On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 2:03 PM, Drew Blanchard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I know this topic has come up a lot, but things move quickly in the tech world and Winooski needs to refresh this thread.  

We’ve been using the CTL NL6 ChromeBook in grades 5 - 10 and and really like it.  Well, ok, we *mostly* like it.  The specs and speed are great, it’s really easy to repair, parts are reasonably priced and the machine itself is a great buy.  The screens aren’t great (and are pretty fragile), and the keyboard is meh, but did I mention it’s speedy?

The NL6 is no longer available, being replaced with the NL6 1.  Aaaaaaannnd now the rub: the new model requires a different charger, replacement screen, and other parts.  So, if we’re going to support 2 different sets of items for repair/inventory, we’d rather broaden our search to include other makes, especially one(s) with a better screen (with an option for a  bigger screen for teachers).

Not interested in touch screen.  Durability, better screen,  a quad core processor - these we want.



Drew Blanchard
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