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If your school system is considering an investment in Chromebooks because of their attractive price point, you should look at the alternative—Windows notebooks such as the HP Stream 11. For the cost of a Chromebook or even less, your students can enjoy the complete functionality of Microsoft Office applications, with no need to worry about an Internet connection.
They can also spend less time waiting as they complete their work. In our tests, the HP Stream 11 Windows notebook completed a set of eight student scenarios—four of them online and four offline—up to 67 percent more quickly than the two Acer Chromebooks we tested.
For a school system with a limited budget, Windows notebooks such as the HP Stream 11 offer a cost-effective solution while providing ease of use and the complete functionality of Microsoft Office. Your students don’t need to worry about access to the Internet to complete their work. They spend less time waiting and more time doing.
In our tests, we created eight student scenarios (online and offline) comparing the HP Stream 11 running Windows 8.1 to two Acer Chromebooks. Up to 67 percent of the tasks performed were completed faster using the HP Stream 11. With these type of results, it’s easy to decide how to best meet the needs of your students. Get the power and flexibility of a Windows notebook for the price of a Chromebook.