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Google announces Toshiba Chromebook, K-12 Books for Education

Lenovo just introduced two new Chromebooks designed for classroom use, and Toshiba’s getting in on the action, too. Schools that want something a bit bigger than an 11-inch display can now opt for the 13.3-inch Toshiba Chromebook. The 13.3-inch Toshiba Chromebook just went up for pre-order last week, and you can reserve one on Amazon.com […]

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2,000 schools are using Chromebooks

Chromebooks are laptops that run Google’s Chrome operating system, and while they’re useful tools for anyone looking for an inexpensive laptop for accessing the web, they’re especially useful in business and education settings. That’s because Chromebooks store your user data and settings online, so one Chromebook is pretty much interchangeable  with  another — just login […]

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27 thousand students getting Chromebooks

Android isn’t Google’s only operating system. The company also offers Chrome OS — a simple operating system based on the Chrome web browser that’s designed to run on low-power laptops or desktops which Google calls Chrombooks or Chromeboxes. But you don’t hear much about Chrome OS these days, because Chromebooks haven’t had much commercial success. […]

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Indiana high school students required to rent netbooks

It’s not unusual for college students to bring laptops to class to take notes. But not only has the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation in Indiana decided to allow the use of laptops in high school classrooms, the schools will rent netbooks to students for $70 per year on top of their existing annual textbook fee. Students […]

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Acer marketing netbooks to educators

Netbooks are small, light, and cheap. And that makes them excellent devices for consumers and professionals on the go. But those same features also make the netbooks interesting to educators. The OLPC XO Laptop, arguably the first netbook, was designed specifically for students. But any low cost laptop with a smaller than average screen and […]