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Obsolescence, Ed-Tech, Donations, Grants

Chromebooks
 
 
Please refer to the Sheet for a more complete list of Google support expiration.
 
Chrome Device Obsolescence - Key Examples
 
Chrome Device - Key Examples
Google Support Expiration,
I.e. End-Of-Life
Can be used for CAASPP/SBAC
Samsung Chromebook (Silver Samsung) July 1, 2018 NO
Dell Chromebook 11 Jun 1, 2019 Expected Final Year: 2018/19
Acer C720 Chromebook Jun 1, 2019 Expected Final Year: 2018/19
HP Chromebook 14 Jun 1, 2019 Expected Final Year: 2018/19
LG Chromebase 22CV241 Jun 1, 2019 Expected Final Year: 2018/19
HP Chromebox CB1-(000-099) / HP Chromebox G1/ HP Chromebox for Meetings Sep 1, 2019 Possibly OK for: 2019/20
Samsung Chromebook 2 11 - XE500C12
Oct 1, 2019 Possibly OK for: 2019/20
HP Chromebook 11 2200-2299 / HP Chromebook 11 G4/G4 EE May 1, 2020 Expected Final Year: 2019/20
Dell Chromebook 11 (3120) Jun 1, 2020 Expected Final Year: 2019/20
LG Chromebase 22CB25S Jun 1, 2020 Expected Final Year: 2019/20
     
 
Note: When Google's support expires, the Chromebooks receives no firmware updates and configuration changes.
Please see Google's policy on Auto updates for more details. For additional information, please see this Google support document, which also lists of many common Chromebooks.
 
 
PC, Laptops, iOS, and other devices
 
 
Year

End-Of-Life/Obsolete
(“going … going …”)
E-Waste
(“… gone”)
Current Status
  • Any device 10+ years old
  • Desktops: GX50, GX60, GX260, GX270, GX280, GX520, GX620, Optiplex 745, Optiplex 755, Optiplex 760
  • Laptops: All C and D-Series Latitude and older. E4xxx Series Latitude.
  • iPhone 5/5C and older
School year
2018-19
  • Desktops: Optiplex 780 (**)
  • Windows 7-only systems. (*)
  • Laptops: E5400, E5500, E6400 and similar.
  • iPads, Kindle, 5Y or older
Previous year’s “E-Waste” and “End-Of-Life”
School year
2019-20
  • Desktops: non i-Series CPU
  • Laptops: non i-Series CPU
  • iPads/iOS, Kindle, 5Y or older
Previous year’s “E-Waste” and “End-Of-Life”

Definitions

  • PC - End-of-life:  The devices provides miserable and frustrating performance.  Parts are not available and device is not serviceable.  Typically the computer is 10+ years old.
    • Action:  Device is allowed to run “as is”.  It will not be serviced, moved, or re-imaged – it will be removed if service of any type is required.
    • Suggestion:  Replace now. 
  • E-Waste:  The device is no longer capable of operating on the district’s infrastructure, and cannot be upgraded to do so.
    • Action:  Device is removed and recycled.
(*) Windows 7 extended support ends in January of 2020. After that, all systems must be on fully-patched Windows 10 to remain on our network.
(**) Dell Optiplex 780: Microsoft does not support the year-2010 tech in the 780s for Windows 10. As such, it is unlikely that 780s can remain on our network after January of 2020.

 

Tech Refresh:  The dedicated "PC tech refresh" board allocation ended with school year 2017/18 and was replaced with "mini-grants" through the Curriculum department. The Schools are again fully in charge of their own tech budgets.

If a school wishes to purchase additional PCs for use as classroom student devices, it may do so through the district's technology purchase process. Please see below for example pricing.

Commonly Asked for Ed-Tech

 Item  Summary Description  Est. Price
Desktop Computer HP or Dell Desktop $800
Chromebook - 11 inch 11″ Chromebook (typically Samsung) $225
36 Chromebooks with Cart 36 Chromebooks plus Charging Cart $9,000
Chromebook - 11 inch Touch Lenovo 500e $335
Chrome Box Wired Chromebox Without Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor $185
Display TV – 65 inch Display TV, Mount, Cables, Graphics Card $1,900
Display TV – 55 inch Display TV, Mount, Cables, Graphics Card $1,400
Monitor 22″ Monitor $275
Light Printer HP LaserJet $270
Color Printer HP LaserJet Color $375
Projector Casio $890
Doc Camera AverVision USB FlexArm $165

Important Notes:

  • Tax (7.75%) and Shipping not included.
  • These are estimates – all prices subject to change.  Ask for firm pricing using the work-order system.

Display Comparison

The following identifies the general differences between Commercial and Consumer type displays.

 

Commercial

Consumer

Warranty

Commercially rated usually with multi year on-site for LCD & plasma. When consumer displays are used in a commercial environment, the warranty usually reverts to 90 days over the counter requiring the display to be shipped back or taken in to a service center for repair.

Burn-in & Image Retention Technology

Features extensive advanced anti burn-in and image-retention features Only standard features.

Public Display Security Features

Usually incorporates measures to protect controls in a public environment including locking of front panel and IR remote. No control locking

Mounting

 
Typically include VESA compliant standard mounting connections to complement standard industry mounting devices.
Not all consumer products are VESA compliant. May need special optional mounting brackets. Third party mount compatibility is questionable.

Landscape and Portrait Display Orientation

Most models built to do both landscape and portrait modes. Portrait modes are typically not available with consumer grade models.

Heat – Operating Hours

Designed to withstand long operating hours with thermal characteristics built in the internal design for proper heat dissipation in both portrait and landscape modes. Commercial plasma displays typically incorporates additional fans to dissipate heat. Designed for limited time operation with the intent of long off times. Not appropriate for 24-hour use.

Compatibility with PCs

Designed specifically for compatibility with PCs and AV standards. Designed for compatibility regarding TV/video but can support PC usage.

Backlight & Grayscale

Most will produce a full grayscale with good linear color tracking from black to white showing all 255 different levels of luminance (brightness). This is recommended for the diversity of PC applications. Grayscale is skewed for more of the bright white end of the grayscale producing more vivid saturated color associated with TV/ Video motion.

Internal Scalier/Algorithm

 
Most models recognize all PC resolutions including wide formats and different refresh rates (1024X768@ 60, 72, 75, and 85HX) in addition to TV/video resolutions.
Most are designed specifically for TV/video formats with very limited PC resolutions.

Connector Interface

 
Most models Include standard RS232 external control/ connector, PC and video loop-through connector capability regarding multiple display configurations from a signal PC or video source, and industrial BNC locking connectors.
Most do not offer external display control/connector, video loop through capability or multiple display configuration capability. Do not offer BNC connectors.

Gifts, Grants, and Bequests

Donations are handled according to Board Policy BP3290(a) titled "GIFTS, GRANTS AND BEQUESTS".

The relevant section states: 

"Any gift of computers and technology shall be accepted only if they meet regular district criteria for student technology as established by the district’s technology plan. Only computers purchased by the district are supported; all other technology is considered unsupported personal devices."

As such, only district-purchased computer equipment is supported.

Additionally, all donations must be accepted by the Board of Education.  No exceptions will be made.

 

Technology Plan

Lucia Mar USD California Department of Education approved technology plan: