2017 has been a fantastic year for new Chromebooks and Google products. They’ve introduced multiple devices with dual or 4-in-1 designs, styluses, and innovative apps. But with so many wonderful products, it can get difficult to choose which one is the best one for you. So when Mark told us he was going to be releasing his Holiday Shopping Guide on Promevo TV, we knew we wanted to share his top picks with our blog readers too! As an extra bonus, we’re going to give you our favorite Google tools of the year and a sneak peek of our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales!
Overall Favorite Chromebook
2017 was the year of the convertible Chromebook, and our favorite was the Acer R13. It has a 13.3-inch, HD screen, and its display is vibrant and dynamic. The Acer R13’s 2.1GHz quad-core MediaTek M8173C processor doesn’t lag, even with lots of Google Docs and tabs open. It has an advertised 12 hours of battery life, but by turning the screen brightness down you can get closer to 14 hours! Mark especially liked the Acer R13’s multitude of ports, which means you don’t need lots of adaptors to use the Chromebook with your favorite accessories.
Favorite Chromebook for Work
If you are looking for a great Chromebook for work, you can’t do better than the ASUS C302. The laptop’s size and screen make it feel like a traditional desktop computer. The ASUS 302 is highly powerful with an Intel Core m3-6Y30 2.20 GHz processor, and has the best app running ability of any Chromebook Mark’s used this year! It also has the best keyboard of this year’s class of Chromebooks, with a sturdy build and backlighting.
Favorite Chromebook for Education
No surprises that the rugged Acer Spin 11 is our winner for the best Chromebook for education. This machine is practically accident-proof. It can handle being dropped, getting stood on by an average 13-year old, and having a bottle of water spilled on it. Further, the Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass destroys germs with ionic silver technology, which eliminates more than 99.9% of surface bacteria! It’s the perfect mix of a tough but light build, great performance, and a budget-friendly price.
Favorite Google Tool for Work
At Promevo, we love the Google Hangouts Chat App. This instant messaging service lets you quickly connect with teammates who work remotely or in a different office. We also like the searchable archive, which makes it simple to find information from previous messages.
Favorite Google Tool for Education
Google knows that field trips aren’t in every school’s budget, and not every student has access to museums and cultural centers. To combat this, Google made their Arts & Culture Collections. Students can explore the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, or the Cincinnati Museum Center without a permission slip, and can visit the Surahbi Foundation, the British Museum, and the Bolshoi Theatre sans passport.
Since this week is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we wanted to give some bonus deals to our fabulous customers!
Our Best Deal for Education:
Do you want to outfit your classroom with Chromebooks? Then this is the deal for you! We’re giving you $1000 off our classroom bundle, which includes 30 Chromebooks of any brand, 30 licenses, and a Blackbox charging cart (LCC30H-AC-HASP-R2 model only)!*
Our Best Deal for Work:
We’ve gotten a lot of interest in our Pixelbooks and the Pixelbook Pen. Because Google released the pen separately, we’re excited to offer a bundle deal. If you buy 10+ Pixelbooks, we’ll give you 10 Pixelbook Pens for free!!**
All Chromebook talk aside, we hope you and your colleagues, friends, and families have a joyous and relaxing holiday season. Promevo is lucky to have your support, and we look forward to continuing to take care of all your Google needs!
Promevo can help your school, business, or organization achieve all of your technology goals. As a Google Premier Partner, we can outfit you with the best Chromebooks for your needs, supply you with G Suite licenses, and provide extended support, so you’ll get the most out of your Chrome devices!
*Customers must contact and receive a quote from a Promevo sales representative to be eligible for this offer. Offer not valid on past purchases. Order must be received between 11/24/17 at 12:00 AM EST through 11/27/17 at 11:59 PM EST. G Suite for Education customers only, no returns accepted on any discounted bundle, no cart substitutions allowed. Promevo fully reserves all rights to accept or cancel any order at its sole discretion.
** Customers must contact and receive a quote from a Promevo sales representative to be eligible for this offer. Offer not valid on past purchases. Order must be received between 11/24/17 at 12:00 AM EST through 11/27/17 at 11:59 PM EST. If Customer returns Pixelbooks such that fewer than 10 Pixelbooks were purchased, Customer must return all Pixelbook Pens or pay full retail price of $99 for each pen which is not returned.