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Corner the Market: 5 Ways to Get the Best Price on Bulk Chromebook Buys

  • June 20, 2017

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Chromebook buying season has arrived.   The K-12 education market has dictated this buying season for at least a couple of years.  Now, with 2017 Chromebook models running Android Apps, it's the perfect time to find deals on bulk chromebook purchases.   Here are some tips and tricks from our Apps Admins to help save you money.


  • Try a New PC Vendor.   We can negotiate a better price on Chrome device bulk purchases if you're open to trying a new PC brand.   For example, if you're a big Dell shop for Windows PCs (big personal fan of the Dell Optiplex series), consider adding Lenovo Chromebooks to the mix.     We may be able to offer you a "new customer discount" when you buy Chromebooks from IT Channel partners like Lenovo, HP and Dell.

  • Join or Form a Chrome Device Buyer Group.  We can bundle chromebook purchases for multiple schools or businesses in the same region, which improves your buying power.   The catch?  One place of delivery for all of the same units.

HOT TIP.   Turn the buyer group into a #RocktheGSuite Chrome Device Management Party.   We're holding this Chrome Demo event next week for G Suite Apps Admins in Austin that features the Lenovo N23 YOGA, Chrome Device Management, and Ringcentral for Google demos.   

 

our Chrome Device Demo day and Happy Hour for G Suite Admins

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  • Ask for a Discount on Chrome Device Management Licenses.    Doesn't hurt to ask, does it?  If you've assigned a partner of record they can usually also sell you chrome management licenses.   Most partners we work will provide discounts to schools.    G Suite Apps Admins can also get discounts on Chrome device management licenses through our Apps Admin Shop.   Request a discount code here.

  • Offer the Same Model Chrome Device for Personal Purchase.   Put a deadline for employees or students to order a Chromebook or device personally.  It's a win-win benefit for everyone. You can add these units to your final order - It could bring your cost down plus students can share in some of the discount and IT is only servicing the same model.  

  • Wait.   If your order is under 50 units, you could wait it out until the last week.  Chrome devices set up in a few minutes with Chrome Device Management.    Back in my day as a Tech Director I'd sweat it out until the last week in August, the absolute last day to get an order in before end of month.  If any of the component manufacturers have price drops in July you'll also gain these savings.

 

Lifetime Value of Buying Chromebooks with Touchscreens.

This won't save you money in the short term but will greatly extend the lifetime value of your bulk chrome device purchase.   Android Apps are already available which opens up new opportunities for use and learning.  I checked our distributors for the top selling Chromebooks with touchscreens and the models are still very affordable.   Chromebooks with Touchscreen represent the best long term value for bulk purchases.   Check out 10 Chromebooks that Drop the Mic on Microsoft's New Surface Laptop for Chromebooks with touchscreens that rock the G Suite.

 

Two Solid Chromebooks that sell for under $200

These two Chromebooks are a perfect fit for any environment and budget.  We can negotiate bulk purchases on your behalf.  We're currently offering additional incentives for new customers of either brand.

The Lenovo N23 Chromebook is runs Android Apps on the Chrome OS Beta Channel

Built to withstand the daily wear and tear of life, the N23 has the speed, simplicity, and security of the Chrome OS. 
Manufacturer Lenovo

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Model Name N23 Chromebook
SKU 80YS0003US
MSRP:   $219
Processor: Intel Celeron N3060
Data Sheet N23/N23 Yoga
Core Speed Dual-core 1.6 GHz

Lenovo N23 Chromebook:   Online Prices as of 6/20/17

Apps Admins   $198.82
CDW   $221.99
NewEgg   $199.99
Promevo   $219.99

 

HOT TIP.  Use Add to Quote at Apps Admin Shop to request special pricing on any of the Chrome devices offered.

 

The Samsung Chromebook 3 is running Android Apps on the Chrome OS Beta Channel

The Chromebook 3 features a strong design you’d expect from a reliable brand like Samsung.
Manufacturer Samsung

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Model Name Chromebook 3
SKU XE500C13-K04US
MSRP:  $199
Processor: Intel Celeron N3060
Core Speed: Dual-core 1.6 GHz
PDF Docs: User Manual

Samsung Chromebook 3:  Online Prices as of 6/20/17

Apps Admins   $194.89
CDW   $196.99
NewEgg   $189.99
Promevo   $233.99

Why Work with Coolhead?  Our Google Apps Admins are "Ahead of the Curve"

We work hard to stay on top of the The Channel Company's annual list of solution providers that are setting the pace in meeting customers' ever-evolving IT needs.

"Coolhead Tech is committed to serving our G Suite Business, Enterprise and Education customers with Google certified professional services and the lowest prices on Chrome Devices and licenses."   

If you're looking for a Chrome device that Apps Admin Shop doesn't carry, add a comment below or use our contact form and I'll see if we can get better pricing on it.

 

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