Bring Your Own Devices

With most school districts having wireless technology (Wi-Fi), digital resources are now incorporated in the lessons. Students and teachers can easily access web-based content by bringing their own devices to school. At Staples, we have the latest technology products that will help both students and teachers choose the right device to increase productivity and make studying simpler.

Visit a Staples Store near you for more information about BYOD.

Which device is right for you?

 

Laptop

Chromebook

CloudBook

Tablets

Storage
  • More onboard storage
  • Very little storage
  • USB stick for sharing or storing files will have to be purchased separately
  • Very little storage
  • USB stick for sharing or storing files will have to be purchased separately
  • Very little storage
  • Most are not expandable via USB stick
Battery Life
  • Average battery life
  • Good battery life
  • Good battery life
  • Long battery life
Operating System
  • Windows based
  • Work can be shared and accessed across any Windows device
  • Chrome OS
    (Web based system)
  • Windows
  • Android or iOS
Cost
  • Good cost to performance ratio
  • Best cost to performance ratio
  • Best cost to performance ratio
  • Good cost to performance ratio
Portability
  • Slightly larger than a Chromebook
  • Thin and light-weight
  • Easy to carry in a backpack
  • Thin and light-weight
  • Easy to carry in a backpack
  • Thin and light-weight
  • Easy to carry in a backpack
Connectivity
  • Operates independent of an internet connection
  • Only operates effectively when connected to Internet (typically through Wi-Fi)
  • Operates independent of an internet connection
  • Only operates effectively when connected to Internet (typically through Wi-Fi)
Keyboard
  • Typically built-in
  • Typically built-in
  • Typically built-in
  • Available separately
Accessories
  • Consider a sleeve to protect the unit
    - Many styles and sizes available
  • Consider a sleeve to protect the unit
    - Many styles and sizes available
  • Consider a sleeve to protect the unit
    - Many styles and sizes available
  • Consider a sleeve to protect the unit
    - Many styles and sizes available
Compatibility
  • Runs most Software programs
  • Only web-based programs and Apps through Google Play Store
  • Runs most programs
  • Software specs should be checked to confirm
  • Apps through Google Play Store or iTune