Chromebook costs

Despite the expenses that can be identified with technological devices, in addition to providing students with more access to far more up-to-date resources than ever before, Chromebooks have also lowered costs over what families previously paid to attend school in Maine Township High School District 207.

For example the typical breakdown for the purchase of a Chromebook is:

  • Chromebook - $260 (Typical list price is approximately $280.)

  • Chrome Management License - $25 (Typical list price is $30.)

  • Case - $20 (Typical list price is between $25 and $30.) (Cases are used when appropriate based on the form factor of the device)

The following tables outline sample savings with the 1:1 Chromebook and free or low-cost digital resources in place of print resources over 3 years. These differences are based on the resources in use during the 2014-2015 school year versus the print resources that would have been used without Chromebooks.


Student A

Year in school Cost difference with Chromebook ($) Weight difference with Chromebook (pounds)
Freshman 29.95 - 21.43
Sophomore - 393.67
-13.12
Junior - 251.22 - 8.98
Total Difference - 614.94 - 43.52

 

Student B

Year in school Cost difference with Chromebook ($) Weight difference with Chromebook (pounds)
Freshman - 25.66 - 21.45
Sophomore - 411.39
-12.11
Junior - 245.21 - 12.11
Total Difference - 682.26 - 45.66

 

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