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We have had reasonably good luck with the Asus C300 13"  Chromebooks.

Any thoughts on the CTL J5 flip?  I got to play with one at VtFest and was
pleased with it.



On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 9:54 AM, Robert Wickberg <[log in to unmask]>
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> Well, this Chromebook is only for my use, I haven't tested anything of any
> particular educational value.  The only Android apps I've put on it so far
> is a Bridge game I really like that's only on Android, and Words with
> Friends, just to test the Chromebook's ability to run Android apps.  So
> far, so good.
>
> Last I knew, you couldn't run Android apps on Chromebooks that are managed
> in a GSuite domain, though, so this one intentionally hasn't been
> enrolled.  THat's obviously a milestone we'll have to reach before
> encouraging teachers to check out the play store as well as the chrome web
> store.
>
> On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 11:15 AM, Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> 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.
>>
>> Lucie
>>
>>
>> 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
>>> 4 GB, LPDDR3
>>> 32 GB Flash Memory
>>>
>>> On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 2:03 PM, Drew Blanchard <
>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Greetings!
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> Recommendations?
>>>>
>>>> Drew
>>>>
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