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We've purchased a cache of external USB DVD drives (burners) and hand them
out when asked for. They are about $25 or so (e.g. Amazon B00ODDE33U).

steve

On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 9:20 AM, Leslie, Ben <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Question for all of you, for those of you who have transitioned
> faculty/staff to devices without optical drives, how was that process?  I
> have many teachers who still use DVDs (movies) or they may have
> applications that require the software disc or even curriculum  books that
> have supplemental worksheets/manuals etc.
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> Ben Leslie
> Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union
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> On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 1:55 PM, Isham, David <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Gov Connection will put in an SSD & image it for $15. Not sure if they
>> will do MY image. Still working on one for WIN10pro
>>
>> Our staff gets Lenovo Edge with Intel chipset, Prin get Lenovo T-series.
>> We had a T510 survive being snow-plowed.
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>> David Isham
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>> Network Administrator
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>> Grand Isle Supervisory Union
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>> 5038 US Rte 2
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>> North Hero, VT 05474
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>> 802-372-6921 <(802)%20372-6921> vox
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>> 802-372-4898 <(802)%20372-4898> fax
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>> *From:* School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:
>> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Steve Ligett
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 07, 2017 12:49 PM
>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>> *Subject:* Re: Teacher Laptops
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>>
>> Robert - Wow, someone is listening to what their customers need! That's
>> great.
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>> On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM, Robert Wickberg <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
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>> These guys I've been talking to will put SSDs in them, and they'll also
>> ship you one, with Windows 10 pro on it, you install what you want, send it
>> back, and they'll image it to all the ones you buy.
>>
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>> On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 11:23 AM, Steve Ligett <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
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>> Oh, and for smaller schools - I get a spreadsheet from HP each day from
>> their Business Outlet Center
>> <http://www.hp.com/sbso/buspurchase_refurbished-school.html>. There are
>> sometimes good deals, but usually in small quantities. I deal with Ronnie
>> Carrell (contact info in the link).
>>
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>>
>> steve
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>> On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 10:13 AM, Steve Ligett <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
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>> I like the off-lease laptop idea of Robert's. I'd likely put SSD's in
>> them if they don't have them already.
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>> Perhaps a bit off topic, but the only *desktops* I plan to buy are
>> Chromeboxes. We are pretty much out of the Windows ecosystem. I think we
>> will only have a few Windows instances, all as VMs (in MacBooks).
>>
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>> On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 8:49 AM, Robert Wickberg <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
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>> I'm actually looking at off lease laptops for the teachers this year for
>> the first time.  Three year warranties, i5 processors, and only $250.  I
>> figure that's more cost effective than spending $700 for a laptop that'll
>> last 5-6 years.  I've gotten some samples and they're in great shape.
>> We'll see.
>>
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>>
>> For the kids I bought HP G5 EE chromebooks through TheTopFloor this year,
>> we've been disappointed with Lenovo build quality, so we're trying another
>> OEM, to see if we have any better luck.
>>
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>> On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 3:53 PM, Paul Irish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> For many of our teachers we get the same device as the students -
>> currently the HP Chromebook 11 G5 EE w/4/16GB (~$200 with chrome without
>> accidental damage), and for select applications (e.g. Tech Center Sports
>> Med Program) we will get the HP ProBook 645 G3 Notebook PC (~$690)  I think
>> these are both available through the state contract pricing (HP Resellers).
>>
>> Paul
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>> On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 3:24 PM, Leslie, Ben <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> I'm doing the same:
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>> I just purchased some Lenovo n42 chomebooks, so far they seem very nice.
>> I've been pricing out the HP Probook 440G4 and 450G4 laptops for teachers.
>>
>>
>> Ben Leslie
>>
>> Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union
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>> P: 802-375-2589 ext. 144 <(802)%20375-2589>
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>> P: 802-375-6409 <(802)%20375-6409>
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>> On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 3:18 PM, Scott Marshia <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Starting to plan for next year and was wondering what others are
>> purchasing for teacher laptops and chomebooks.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Scott
>>
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