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Chromebooks vs Netbooks

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Started by Lynne Crowe 05 Nov 2014 6:32pm () Replies (13)

I have a colleague trying to promote a HP Stream Netbook (2gb Ram, 32 Gb Hardrive) as an alternative to a chromebook for students. I am sold on Chromebooks but would really appreciate any comments about Netbooks in schools.

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  • Shane (View all users posts) 13 Nov 2014 3:09pm ()

    We've been running a mixed bag in our BYOD programme at Yr 7-8. From our perspective of the school devices I'd recommend the Chromebooks if you have GAFE. Otherwise, I'd probably still recommend them as we find they are easier to manage, have better battery life than the netbooks and are more robust.

    I haven't run across any limitations with running Flash on these - but if I did, I'd try disabling the inbuilt Flash and loading the latest Adobe version.

    2gb is getting a bit low these days - but we haven't noticed it very often.

  • Shane (View all users posts) 13 Nov 2014 6:49pm ()

    Ah - thanks for that Patrick; explains why they don't seem to notice that they 'only' have 2 gb.

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