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The 3 Best Chromebooks for School

With Chromebooks, lessons can be designed effectively and interactively in everyday school life. Whether in the classroom or in homeschooling - the cooperation between students and teachers is made easier and offers plenty of space for creative lesson planning. But which Chromebooks are particularly advantageous for school use? We have put together our 3 top Chromebooks for students and a recommended device for teachers.

1. Acer Chromebook Spin 511: The best-seller among schools

The Acer Chromebook Spin 511 stands out for its robustness, making it ideal for school use. The device is protected by a pressure-resistant cover (supports up to 60 kg) and shock-absorbent rubber bumpers on the case. It can easily withstand drops of up to 1.2 metres.

Additionally, the Chromebook offers students the flexibility to use it in various modes, including clamshell, tablet, display, and tent mode, allowing them to adapt it to different learning situations. The integrated stylus and two cameras enhance its versatility.

"Students intuitively use the Spin 511 with its touchscreen and smartphone-like interface. After a brief introduction, the children can work independently. The Chromebook's ability to switch to tablet mode makes it highly versatile for classroom use. Students can tailor their use of the device to their individual preferences."B. Herbers, Teacher"

2. Acer Chromebook 314: The cheap alternative

The Acer Chromebook 314 offers everything it needs for the classroom. Like all Chromebooks, the device is ready to boot within seconds - automatic updates run in the background. The rugged case stands up to frequent use.

With its 14-inch multi-touch display and 1366 x 768 HD resolution, the Acer Chromebook 314 is perfect for students. With a battery life of over 12 hours, the device can last through the entire school day. Big plus: The Acer Chromebook 314 is unbeatable in price and offers all the benefits that come with a Chromebook.

If you've ever wondered why a Chromebook designed for students has lowercase letters instead of uppercase on the keyboard: It's because it's important for a young child learning to read and write that a key is marked with the character that will ultimately be output to the screen when it's pressed. Google is setting standards here that a Chromebook must adhere to for educational certification.

3. Acer Chromebook 514: The perfect companion for teachers

Acer has introduced the Acer Chromebook Spin 514, a new device that's especially suitable for educators. It comes with an integrated webcam and a 14” HD screen, making it effortless to conduct video meetings with colleagues or students. Furthermore, this Chromebook is tailored for mobile use in the classroom, featuring a touchscreen and a 360-degree usage mode, seamlessly transforming it into a tablet.

One more advantage is its sleek and lightweight design, which doesn't compromise on durability. Despite its slim profile, the Chromebook meets US military standards (U.S. MIL-STD 810G) for durability. Additionally, its ultra-thin bezels, measuring just 6.1 mm on the left and right, maximise the screen-to-body ratio to an impressive 78%.

Overall, the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 strikes a great balance between affordability and performance, making it a highly recommended choice for educational environments.

Conclusion

All Chromebooks are ideal for everyday school use - collaborating with other students, researching information, writing class assignments, and more. Additionally, the Chrome Education upgrade makes it easier for your IT administrators to manage the devices.

From the cloud-based Google admin console, it's easy to deploy settings and policies to Chrome devices. This allows them to easily use their deployed LMS on the Chromebook - without requiring students to log in to the device. For those already using Google Workspace for Education and Google Classroom, Chromebooks are also an ideal hardware companion.

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