Chromebooks now more popular than iPads in U.S. schools

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  1. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Chromebooks now more popular than iPads in U.S. schools

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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Makes sense.

    Schools are not flush with lots of extra money and the chromebook offers functionality for a lot less then an iPad.
     
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    Yeah this isn't at all surprising considering the cost of a Chromebook can be half the price of the cheapest iPad. It also depends on the funding schools get as here in the United Kingdom iPads are very popular with a vast array of education apps being pushed to go with 'Interactive Whiteboard', and these are obtainable through government grants. Apple offer devices at reduced costs and this in turn acts as advertising for them as every child will ask for an iPad for Christmas if they don't already have one lol. Its obviously very different around the World. :)
     
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    My kids have Google Docs/Drive accounts set up through their school and do the vast majority of their schoolwork on a pair of Chromebooks we have in our house. They'll eventually need greater functionality but at their current ages (6, 9, 11 yrs old) they meet their needs perfectly. The significantly lower price for Chromebooks makes this a no brainer, IMO.
     
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    Never actually used a chrome book myself, but it makes sense
     
  6. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    They're actually pretty capable machines. My wife has had one for two years. We both use it and have no real complaints.

    Kids use it for games too and watching PBS.
     
  7. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

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    More productivity, less expensive, full keyboard, sufficiently lightweight....all round the chromebook is a much better deal for schools.
     
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    It depends as a lot of education apps are available on the iPad at the moment and these are not necessarily PC based. Cost wise yes the Chromebook makes more sense.
     
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