Get ready for Chrome OS to get a lot more pervasive and a lot more interesting this year, if only because it’s going to show up in new kinds of hardware. Google has been talking up the latest round of Chromebooks — the Samsung Chromebook Pro from CES and today’s new education-focused Chromebooks — but it’s also looking ahead to the next thing: tablets.
In education I’d be curious on the use case of a tablet over a Chromebook, but I’m reminded of something I said when the iPad came out. “A tablet can always become a laptop, but a laptop can’t become a tablet.” This ignores the convertibles, so I’ll update it with “a laptop can’t become a good tablet”.
What do you think? Will your school look at ChromeOS tablets or go with Chromebooks?