Financial, Environmental Concerns Over School Chromebooks

May 8, 2023, 10:32 AM

(From K-12 Dive) The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund says Google needs to extend the software expiration date of its Chromebooks, which have come under fire for their average four-year lifespan, as they no longer receive updates and can’t use secure websites once they reach their built-in “death date” for support. “None of us can afford to stay on the disposability treadmill. All tech should last longer, and Google can lead the way by fixing the Chromebook Churn,” a press release noted. If the lifespans of Google Chromebooks expanded twofold, U.S. schools could save $1.8 billion, according to the report.

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