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Topic # 227456 8-Jan-2018 08:52
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Hey Team,

 

Just wondering if you have any ideas on what I should Chromebook I should get for my 9 year old for his school use?
It need to be able to take a bit of a a few knocks and be touch screen capable.

 

Thanks - Grunta

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1931945 8-Jan-2018 09:03
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We usually go for Acer (Amazon ship here). They are semi-rugged and can take a few knocks.


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Oh, none of our have been touch screen. Any reason you need touch screen? That will greatly inflate the cost of the chromebook. TBH I'd avoid touch screen unless its a requirement. Even if the Chromebook survives a school year they are pretty throw away and we generally replace every 18 months (kids, even college kids, are very hard on these devices).


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1931947 8-Jan-2018 09:14
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Thanks - the touchscreen is more for the freehand drawing type stuff that he is into..

 

 


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  Reply # 1931957 8-Jan-2018 09:34
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Lenovo Yoga Chromebook has touch screen


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  Reply # 1931958 8-Jan-2018 09:36
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We got our children this Chromebook a little over a year ago: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKACN691188/Acer-Chromebook-R11-C738T-Flip-Chromebook-116-Touc

 

At the time I wanted to get one that supports Android apps and am glad we did.  For a pure internet browser, word processor type device you wont need the Android apps or a touch screen.  If you want to do more than that (and I think most people will) then I'd recommend looking for one with thoes capabilities.

 

As for the device I linked to above, I've found it to be a solid little device. Performance is good, works with everthing.  Did find the microphone in it to be "bung" but didn't bother getting that sorted as its not used.  Could always use a headset for better audio anyway.  It was a bit more than others because of touchscreen - still impressed what I got for the price though.  Also got a "hard" case for it to help protect it in the childrens bags which is something I would also recommend.


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  Reply # 1932176 8-Jan-2018 12:11
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I was looking at this today and decided on an Acer R13 Chromebook. Amazon is about 2/3 of the NZ price.

I will post a link when back in the office.





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  Reply # 1932234 8-Jan-2018 13:39
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Here we go:

 

Those were the two models I ended up with, decided on the Acer R13 because of longer battery life (albeit a bit heavier than the Samsung). Both have Google Play apps.







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  Reply # 1932253 8-Jan-2018 14:58
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Thanks so much - will have a look at both....

 

 

 

Most appreciated!!! - Happy New Year

 

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