Selecting the right Chromebook for your school, staff, and students
Chromebooks aren’t like other laptops. They run Chrome OS, an operating system made by Google. With Chromebooks, educators and students can deepen classroom connections and foster more meaningful learning experiences, from anywhere, anytime. Read more on how you can find the right device for you, your students, and staff.
|Basic Classroom Use||Learning Anywhere||Advanced Use|
|Shared student devices|
Google Workspace or browser based classwork
Assignments and testing
|Classroom and distance learning devices|
Supports multiple browser tabs, Google Workspace, concurrently with video conferencing with 15+ participants
|Teachers, staff, higher education, secondary school devices|
Recommended for heavy workloads including content creation/editing, coding, running apps in virtualised environments
Supports heavy multitasking (large video calls with 15+ participants, multiple browser tabs, Google Workspace, external monitors/displays)
Use our wayfinding guide
In 2020 the pandemic changed the way schools use Chromebooks. To meet the existing, and new needs of our customers, Google developed a wayfinding guide to help their customers find the right Chromebook for their use case.
Identify the primary use case, or how the device will be used.
Map out the device specifications required for these use cases.
Make recommendations for devices that meet these needs.
Compare across the device ecosystem and find the right device.
|AUE: Auto update expiration|
You can find information about Auto update expiration for your devices here. Devices listed on the following pages have AUE of 2026 or more
Devices with LTE/5G SKUs have been marked with an icon
For the most updated list of devices enabled for zero-touch enrollment, reference here
|Devices that support Parallels|
The recommended hardware specifications for Parallels are available here. Devices eligible for Parallels is available to reference here
Works With Chromebook is a peripherals certification program ensuring compatibility across all makes of Chromebook devices. Here is the list of certified peripherals across various categories including Headsets, webcams, mice, external storage, cables & adapters, wall chargers and others.
New features to get things done fast
Quicker access to what’s important
The new Screen Capture tool in your Quick Settings menu lets you take precise screenshots and screen recordings without needing to remember keyboard shortcuts. Your media controls are also now built directly into the Quick Settings menu, so you’ll always know where to go to play, pause or skip to the next song that you’re playing from the web or an Android app.