Looking for a Cheap Chromebook for Your Student?

Dear Parents,

As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the most useful devices for students to have is called a Chromebook.

It is basically a small computer running Google’s operating system that can be used to access the internet. What makes them so useful for students at Salem is that all students have access to both Google Drive and Google Classroom here at school — so it’s super easy to create and store content. They are also small and light, so carrying them around is easy to do.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve stumbled across an ecycler on eBay who is selling Samsung Chromebooks for around $65 per device — which is a pretty amazing price for a device with a full keyboard:


s-l1000.jpg Samsung Chromebook XE303C12 Exynos 5 1.7GHz 2GB 11.6" Chrome OS
US $64.50 Used in Computers/Tablets & Networking, Laptops & Netbooks, PC Laptops & Netbooks

I’ve bought several of these devices from this seller. The best news is that all of the devices that I have purchased have been in good working order. They needed some cleaning — they are being recycled from a middle school in Wisconsin, so they are a little grungy — but they all worked just fine and looked pretty great after being wiped down with a bit of Windex and Clorox Wipes.

If you are looking for a device and willing to give a used Chromebook a shot, it might be worth a look. And if you want to borrow one of mine to take it for a test drive, just send me a note with your child and I’ll send one home overnight.

Hope this helps,
Bill Ferriter