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Also, Android apps available on Chromebooks (still rolling out and in Beta)
is a big step.

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 3:43 PM Scott Grant <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> There is a lot of good options for kids on iPads, but the price delta
> between iPads and Chromebooks has been huge!  Combine that with newer
> Chromebooks having touch screen and tablet functionality and you have a
> very attractive and low cost alternative to iPads. The popularity of
> touchscreen Chromebooks will also drive further application development
> (hopefully) for educational software.
>
> On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:17 PM, Craig Donnan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Yes David - agreed that other factors including new models may help Apple
> or be part of the price cut, but the evidence of them getting killed in EDU
> to Chrome pricing, the management headaches over the years is also huge.
>
> I'm intentionally being a bit provocative.  But the writing has been on
> the wall for a bit here with the iPad.
>
> C
>
> On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 9:39 AM, David McClellan <
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> Hey Craig,
>
> They should be announcing new products today according to their website, I
> would imagine that is what triggered the price cuts. The rest of the
> article seems to hold some merit though and I'm all for a ChromeOS/Android
> Hybrid device. That's been my "dream" for a while now.
>
> Just my $.02
>
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM Craig Donnan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/23/clearance_sale_shows_the_ipad_is_over_its_done/
>
>
> Time for chrome/android touch tablets/convertible flip keyboard units as
> replacements...
>
>
> C
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