As discussed during the session on ‘BYOC – Bring Your Own Chromebook,’ we are sharing a link of the presentation and the details in regard to purchase of chromebook.
As parents, we are sure you have a lot of questions and concerns. To address the same, we’ve added a dedicated section on our website: Tech @ FS (http://www.fountainheadschools.org/purpose-and-decision-steps/chromebook/)
This section on the website covers the following:
- What’s the experience like? What’s the world doing?
- Why Chromebooks?
- Usage agreements at home & school so that the devices are used effectively and not for the wrong reasons
- What are the potential safety concerns and how we intend to address this?
We request that you go through the website content that we’ve already put up before taking this step. We will try to address all your unanswered concerns in these planned interactions.
Decide on Which Chromebook as there are two options:
|Top Case Color & Decoration||Black/Grey||Black/Grey|
|Onboard processor||Intel Celeron Dual Core N3060||Intel Celeron N3060|
|Onboard memory(RAM)||2 GB Memory||2 GB Memory|
|EMMC/ISSD||16 GB EMMC||16 GB EMMC|
|Screen Size||11.6″ Wide LCD Display||11.6″ Wide LCD Display|
|Graphic Processor||Integrated Intel HD Graphics||Integrated Intel HD Graphics|
|Video Camera||Web camera||Web Camera|
|Warranty||3 Years, 1 Year Battery & Adapter||3 Years, 1 Year Battery & Adapter|
Chrome OS Management Console (perpetual license): This console will enable the school administration to configure and manage each Chromebook with ease, and will allow us to add security features (such as user restriction, app restriction) as well allow many value-added features such as making an app landing page, online testing etc. This console needs to be bought only once with every device at the price of Rs. 2655 inclusive of all taxes. This price is valid only for bulk educational purchases. Regular license cost is almost double of the current price.
To receive the Chromebooks in July, we need to place the order with the vendor by first week of May. It takes almost 6 weeks time for delivery. After that, the school requires 15 days to test and configure all the Chromebooks. Also, it takes 15-20 days to compile and send the order to the vendor. So we are asking for advance payment by 30th April.
|Option No.||Option Detail||Advance Payment (to be paid by April 30th)||Total Cost|
|1||Acer + Chrome Management Console||Rs. 15,000||Rs. 25,455|
|2||Dell + Chrome Management Console||Rs. 15,000||Rs. 29,655|
|3||Only Chrome Management Console (meaning you will purchase one of the above three Chromebooks from outside)||Rs. 2,655||Rs. 2,655|
- Balance Payment to be paid in June before the device is handed over to the student.
- School will be providing a debit note containing all the details of the purchase.
- The total cost mentioned above is currently based on the minimum quotation that we have received from Google resellers. In case, we get a lower quotation, we will apply, update and charge accordingly.
- Kindly note that the school has no commercial interest in this transaction.
|Option No.||Option Title||Details|
In the last week of June 2018, we will arrange the handover of Chromebook to the parents. Before the students start using their Chromebook, parents and school together can ensure that students use their device effectively rather than it becoming a distraction. We will frame essential agreements for the same.