Do Google's new touchscreen Chromebooks have a place in education?


Dive Summary:

  • Google announced its new line of Chromebook Pixel laptops on Thursday with starting retail price of $1,299.
  • The laptops, which are considerably more expensive than Samsung's smaller ChromeOS-running Chromebooks will test a new tier of competition with their touchscreens1TB of cloud storage and screen resolution of 2560 x 1700 pixels, and Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group, tells TechNewsWorld that the operating system will make them a tough sell for schools.
  • Here's CNET's look at the machines:

 

From the article:

"... The educational and business sectors, which are dominated by Apple and Microsoft, aren't likely to take to the Chromebook Pixel because 'both segments are heavy on standards, making any new platform very difficult to sell,' Enderle explained.

Both segments 'tend to be really tight in terms of cash," he pointed out, "and the price of this thing could scare them off.' ..."

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