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Chromebooks Now Supported

Published: 06/17/2014

COSAM IT recently upgraded the server backend software which presents virtual desktops to students, faculty, and staff. This upgrade brought numerous improvements the most significant being support for Google Chromebooks.

This support is significant as Google Chromebooks are a very inexpensive and very secure alternative to traditional laptops. Most Chromebooks are less than $300.00.

For less than $300.00, students in COSAM classes can now access all needed educational resources from any location (campus, dorm, home, coffee shop, etc.) including Microsoft Office 365 and fully functional Windows 7 desktops hosted by the COSAM virtual desktop infrastructure.

Google Chromebooks can be purchased from major retailers such as Best Buy, Amazon, and Wal-Mart. The current favorite of COSAM IT is the HP Chromebook 14 for $299.99. A variant of this Chromebook with 4G cellular access is available for $349.99.

COSAM IT has several Google Chromebooks on hand as samples so you can try before you buy. Please send an email to cosamithelp@auburn.edu to schedule a demonstration.

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