+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Hardware Thread, Which Chromebook? in Technical; We are looking at purchasing some Chromebooks for our students. We are looking at the Dell Chromebook 11 or the ...
  1. #1

    fiza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,372
    Thank Post
    477
    Thanked 339 Times in 287 Posts
    Rep Power
    158

    Which Chromebook?

    We are looking at purchasing some Chromebooks for our students. We are looking at the Dell Chromebook 11 or the Acer C720 (non-touch). Does anyone have either of these and if so how are they coping with daily student use?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    548
    Thank Post
    38
    Thanked 90 Times in 80 Posts
    Rep Power
    40
    We have one of each of the Dell Chromebook 11 (4Gb Version), Acer C720 and Samsung XE303.

    We haven't actually used them with students yet as we are researching chromebooks at the moment.

    The teacher in charge of the research preferred the build quality and the speed of dell one over the others.

    If you are buying in bulk - make sure you push your suppliers a fair bit as they can come up with some very keen pricing on these!

  3. Thanks to siuko from:

    fiza (26th August 2014)

  4. #3


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    9,805
    Thank Post
    262
    Thanked 2,967 Times in 2,182 Posts
    Rep Power
    846
    These links may help...


    The screen hinges on the Acer look like they may become loose over time.

  5. Thanks to Arthur from:

    fiza (26th August 2014)

  6. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    48
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    5
    Just bought 26 of the dells for a chromebook experiment.

    Initially I wanted some Samsung ones but all the suppliers I spoke to said Samsung were pulling out of the chromebook market, which made me wonder about the future of chromebooks

  7. #5
    maark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    leicester
    Posts
    488
    Thank Post
    92
    Thanked 78 Times in 69 Posts
    Rep Power
    40
    We are just starting a trial with a mixture of acer, samsung and dell chromebooks -can't see a massive difference in build quality or speed.
    Dell seem to get better reviews.
    Will post again after students have used them for a bit.

  8. Thanks to maark from:

    fiza (27th August 2014)

  9. #6


    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    3,394
    Thank Post
    301
    Thanked 917 Times in 684 Posts
    Rep Power
    346
    Quote Originally Posted by mattysmith80 View Post
    Initially I wanted some Samsung ones but all the suppliers I spoke to said Samsung were pulling out of the chromebook market, which made me wonder about the future of chromebooks
    <*Gulp*>! We now have nearly 300 303's and another 90 500's. Maybe that's why we got such good pricing on them!

  10. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    548
    Thank Post
    38
    Thanked 90 Times in 80 Posts
    Rep Power
    40
    I had a supplier just the other day offer me a clearance price on some samsung chromebooks.

    My thought at the time was that they were clearing them for a newer model....

    Lets hope that is the case

  11. #8


    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    3,394
    Thank Post
    301
    Thanked 917 Times in 684 Posts
    Rep Power
    346
    I don't think it will make any difference if Samsung pull out or not. Google are committed to updates until 2017 (which isn't far enough away and probably in part explains the bargain basement pricing. After that what happens is anyone's guess. Shiny bauble ... bricks.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Which imaging software do you use?
    By intrigue in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 87
    Last Post: 8th July 2009, 10:53 AM
  2. Which projector would you recomend
    By StewartKnight in forum Hardware
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 22nd October 2006, 03:02 PM
  3. Choosing which Mac to buy
    By Ric_ in forum Mac
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 18th February 2006, 09:27 AM
  4. Which Webserver Installation Kit?
    By in forum Web Development
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 15th November 2005, 11:36 PM
  5. Which CMS for School Website?
    By Ric_ in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 10th November 2005, 01:41 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •