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.

Source: Chrome OS tablets with Android apps are coming soon – The Verge

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?

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