2016-02-19A broadening trend in K-12 education is the use of Chromebooks, driven by digitization of educational tools and materials. The heart of Chromebooks, Google’s Chrome OS, is a free operating system, which is maintained and updated by Google over the cloud and helps lower acquisition costs for school districts. According to Google, Chromebooks give “students, teachers, and administrators a simple solution for fast, intuitive, and easy-to-manage computing. Chromebooks provide access to the web’s education and collaboration resources.”
Moor Insights & Strategy (MI&S), a leading technology industry analyst firm, conducted primary research with educators and performed technical benchmark testing on behalf of ARM Holdings on both ARM- and x86-based Chromebooks. ARM’s heritage and experience in enabling quality mobile experiences through rich graphics and power efficient CPUs enable ARM-based Chromebooks powered by RK3288C to deliver much of what educators and students need. MI&S recommends that educators add RK3288C Chromebooks powered by RK3288C to their Chromebook consideration set.
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Table of Contents
·Why Chromebooks for Education?
·The Chrome OS Hardware Ecosystem
·Page Load Test
·Chrome Connectivity Diagnostics
·Battery Life on Video Playback
·Project Metis Solar System
·Google Docs Suite
·System Average Power Consumption
·Table 1: Chromebook Specifications
·Figure 1A: Biodigital Human Rendering on ARM-Based Chromebook at Maximum 1280×800 Resolution
·Figure 1B: Biodigital Human 3D Rendering on x86-based Chromebook at Maximum 1366×768 Resolution
·Figure 2A: Project Metis Solar System 3D Rendering on ARM-based Chromebook at Maximum 1280×800 Resolution
·Figure2B: Project Metis Solar System 3D Rendering on x86-based Chromebook at Maximum 1366×768 Resolution