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Why would anyone use a MacBook Air over a Chromebook when the latter is more practical?

Sep 11, 2013 6:28pm

  • Technology
  • Pre K-12
  • Planning

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    • Sep 12, 2013 1:53pm

      Fredrick-

      Are you asking this question because you're interested in purchasing technology for your school? I'm not sure what you'd like to know specifically about the MacBook.

      Katie Novak

      • Sep 14, 2013 11:49am

        Fredrick,

        What are the laptops being used for? If it's for basic functions (limited word processing, net access for things like Khan Academy, YouTube, etc.), the Chromebook is a solid product. The Air will be better for more advanced work like animation and graphic-intensive work.

        If your budget is limited, yes the Chromebook makes more sense. And it does have a good variety of features. The Air is just a higher quality product. Apple products are so well-made and designed.

        This is a good review: http://www.amirkurtovic.com/blog/can-the-samsung-chromebook-compare-to-the-macbook-air-it-depends/

        Hope this helps!

        Scott

        • Nov 14, 2013 5:19pm

          The Chromebook is limited by access to the Internet. The Mac Air is a fully functional computer. You can purchase three Chromebooks for the price of one Mac Air so It is very affordable for a classroom.