Today, one of our local counties (one hard hit by this pandemic) announced that they will not be returning to school until February. Many of the others have already said they will start with remote and do a phased-in approach and not necessarily returning fully until November. Most likely returning the learners who need the most adjustment or in-person support and moving down the pipeline.

We were lucky to have devices at home and extra devices from school to support their learning. But as we think about the fall, I am wondering whether or not we should invest in another Chromebook or laptop.

Here are a few deals that I found for touchscreen chromebooks.

HP Chromebook 11.6in HD Touch Screen with IPS, Celeron N3060 @ 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, Gray (Renewed)

  • This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a specialized third-party approved seller. The product is backed by a 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic brown box.
  • Intel Celeron N3060, 1.6GHz, dual-core Processor
  • 11.6″ Touchscreen Display
  • Chrome OS operating system
  • 16GB eMMC,4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM Memory (onboard), Intel HD Graphics 400

Acer Chromebook Spin 11 CP311-1H-C5PN Convertible Laptop, Celeron N3350, 11.6″ HD Touch, 4GB DDR4, 32GB eMMC, Google Chrome

  • Chromebook runs on Chrome OS – an operating system by Google that is built for the way we live today. It comes with built-in virus protection, updates automatically*, boots up in seconds and continues to stay fast over time. (*Internet connection is required).
  • All the Google apps you know and love come standard on every Chromebook, which means you can edit, download, and convert Microsoft Office files in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides
  • With the Google Play Store, you can access a rich library of apps, games, music, movies, TV, books, magazines, and more, all from your Chromebook.
  • Chromebooks come with built-in storage for offline access to your most important files and an additional 100GB of Google Drive space to ensure that all of your files are backed up automatically.
  • Convertible Chromebook with Intel Celeron N3350, 11.6” HD Touch Display, 4GB Memory, 32GB eMMC and Up to 10-hour Battery Life

Acer R11 Convertible 2-in-1 Chromebook in Blue 11.6in HD Touchscreen Intel N3060 1.6Ghz up to 2.48GHz 4GB RAM 32GB SSD, Webcam, Bluetooth, Chrome OS (Renewed)

  • Intel Celeron N3060 Dual-Core Processor 1. 6GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 2. 48GHz, Chrome OS
  • 11. 6″ HD Widescreen LED-backlit Display (1366×768 resolution; 16: 9 aspect ratio), Multi-touch screen, supporting 10 finger touch, Comes with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Intel HD Graphics, 4GB DDR3L Memory, 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD) internal storage;
  • Bluetooth 4. 0, Built-In HDR Webcam, 1 USB 3. 0 Port, 1 USB 2. 0 Port, HDMI Port, 3-cell Li-ion Battery (3220 mAh), Up to 10-hours. 45 W
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