Looking for a new device for your education establishment?
Get inspiration from our guide on the Top 5 Chromebooks for Schools
Acer 311 C733T
MODEL: Acer Chromebook 311 C733 Touch | SKU: NX.H8WEK.002
This entry-level Acer Chromebook still packs a lot of features into its slim chassis. Smaller than a sheet of A4 paper and weighing in just around a bag of sugar, it’s easy enough to slip into any school bag.
Lower power-consuming components give young school children everything they need to get online and learn from anywhere. With a battery that lasts all day, this EPEAT certified device is one of the most environmentally friendly Chromebooks in its price range.
Until the end of September, this device comes with an extended “return-to-base” warranty and a free 90-minute Espresso session for schools buying 30 or more units.
MODEL: Asus Chromebook C204MA
SKU: C204MA-BU0326-3Y (Touch) C204MA-GJ0208 (Non-touch)
Built to meet the demanding, military-grade standards of the classroom, durability is a big feature of the Asus C204 Chromebook. It can withstand drops taller than most primary schoolers, pressure tested to 30kg of force, and the hinge and ports have been reinforced to endure the stresses and strains of everyday use.
This device has a rubber safety grip, a durable 3D-textured scratch-resistant finish, and a tamper-resistant keyboard that can also survive a spilt drink. Still, Asus have bundled in a 3-year warranty as standard to give users the peace of mind these Chromebooks will last.
MODEL: Lenovo Chromebook 300E Gen 2 SKU: 82CE0001UK
The popular Lenovo 300E Chromebook has a durable 360-degree hinge, allowing it to be flipped into tablet mode and used with a pen… or a pencil. Pencil Touch technology means you can even use an HB pencil to interact directly on the 10-point multitouch screen without leaving a mark or a scratch!
This device comes with an AES (active electrostatic) stylus which recharges when garaged and lets students draw or take notes with more detail. The battery will last a full school day, and the AMD A4 processor can power anything kids need whilst they’re in the classroom.
HP 11 G8
MODEL: HP Chromebook 11 G8 SKU: 9VX76EA
Considering this device has metal reinforcements that help it survive a fall from up to 122cm, HP have been able to keep the Chromebook 11 (Celeron) and 11A (AMD A4) slim and portable for young kids at just 1kg.
Durability is a key feature of any Chromebook going into a classroom environment, and now it’s more important to ensure shared devices can stand up to rigorous cleaning regimes adopted by schools and libraries.
The battery will charge to 90% in 90 minutes, making the HP 11 G8 an ideal device for a class set or Grab-and-Go solution, where students can pick up a Chromebook when they need one and return to a charging trolley or shelf when not in use.
MODEL: Dell 3100 Chromebook SKU: G2GJC
The Dell 3100 Chromebook is an inexpensive, no-frills device with rugged features and components that will just get the job done. Rubber bumpers help minimise impact from inevitable bashes, and will survive drops onto steel from up to 30-inches.
Extra protection comes at a cost, with this 11.6″ clamshell being the weightiest Chromebook on the list at 1.41kg. However, the 3100 has covered and recessed ports, and reinforced brackets to outperform similar devices that will wear out more quickly from the abuse these devices can handle.