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Started by Lynne Crowe 31 Aug 2015 6:16pm () Replies (4)

Just wondering if there are schools using Google Chromebox and what the pros and cons are! I would love to hear from anyone who has some knowledge of these.

Thanks

Lynne

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  • Steve Trotter (View all users posts) 31 Aug 2015 8:29pm ()

    Hi Lynne,

    I have never used a Chromebox in a school, but wish we had have gone down this route a couple of years back....

    We had 50 odd Windows XP machines that did not have enough RAM to run Windows 7 or higher.  We considered connecting a Chromebox to these machines - would have been $10 000. This was deemed too pricey so decided to set up a Terminal Server and run the computers as Thin Clients. Cost for this was minimal, only a few hundred for licences, but the technician costs to roll this out ended up being huge - and even when it was implemented we have had continual issues that led to us getting rid of most of the machines all together! 

    Hindsight is a great thing, I am sure if we had have purchased Chromeboxes instead they would still be in use!

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