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Ethan,

Touch screens are something I'm not looking for.  The retirement date of
2022 is a bit worrisome, thanks for pointing that out.



On Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 10:28 AM Ethan Kichura <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Ben,
>
> We had purchased 80 of these devices at our site last year. They have been
> pretty bullet proof so far. We had worked with CTL the year before in other
> schools in our district and found those devices far less reliable, but I
> have nothing but good things to say about the C731 model. We also had the
> C720 and C740 models, which I actually liked a lot less than the C731s.
>
> I would caution you that while instructionally speaking an awesome
> component to include, the touchscreen might be something to shy away from
> though, since the replacement costs for any damaged screens can be quite
> hefty. The only downside is that parts for these can be challenging to find
> and they are not easy to get open to work on (much more time consuming than
> the C720 and C740).
>
> Despite that minor critical note about service ease, I would give these my
> full recommendation. Honestly, we would have purchased them again this year
> if not for the fact that they are being 'retired' in January 2022 (i.e.,
> dropped from Google's auto-update policy for ChromeOS and I can't quite
> bring myself to consider manually updating that many CBs!).
>
> Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any more specific questions!
>
> Best,
>
> Ethan Kichura
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> On Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 8:14 AM Leslie, Ben <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Does anyone have experience with the Acer Chromebook C731/C731T?  I've
>> purchased the C720 and C740 Chromebooks in the past and have been very
>> happy with them. Just wondering if these are on par with those for
>> durability and build quality.
>>
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>> Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union / Arlington School District
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Ben Leslie
*Coordinator of Technology*
Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union / Arlington School District

*Arlington High School*
P: 802-375-2589 ext. 165
*Fisher Elementary School*
P: 802-375-6409 ext. 261