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Chromebooks and Data Projectors

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Started by Lynne Crowe 27 May 2014 5:54pm () Replies (9)

Just wondering if you are you able to connect Chromebooks successfully to a data projector? What extra equipment etc do you need? Thanks

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  • Dave Winter (View all users posts) 28 May 2014 7:52pm ()

    Hi all 

    Many of the chromebooks have standard vga and hdmi ports to connect directly to projectors and TVs.

    The Acer c7 and c720 have hdmi no vga

    Samsung arm based ones - have hdmi no vga

    Lenovo has both hdmi and vga

    In terms of chromecast this is great little device but I have been unable to get it working in our school environment.

    There are some challenges in the way it uses wifi in  a corporate environement. This will be one of the things I try to find out about ona trip to ISTE late next month.

  • Dave Winter (View all users posts) 05 Aug 2014 11:03am ()

    Hi Carol. ARM based refers to a type of processor. Macs, Windows pcs and many chromebooks are powered by Intel processors. ARM processors have been used in a number of tablets and mobile devices. They have certain power characteristics and a way of processing instructions that is slightly different. Arm based processors have historically been cheaper than intel ones. The chromebook that samsung introduced with the ARM chip was at the time revolutionary in terms of bringing the cost of a chromebook down to the sub $500 pricepoint. The first samsungs were not ARM based. They have just released a second version. Other manufacturers have produced ARM based chromebooks now also HP and Acer for example.

    Hope this helps.

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