As education IT leaders look to replace their schools’ aging Chromebooks with newer, more advanced ones, they can now utilize a device trade-in program from education hardware company CDI Computer Dealers.
CDI, which has helped over 1,800 schools adopt more than 270,000 Chromebooks, announced Tuesday it had launched the Chromebrook Trade-In Program to simplify the process school IT leaders must go through to update their technology.
Schools that dispose of their old Chromebooks through the program and purchase their new ones through CDI will in return get a free two-year premium extended warranty on the new ones — with estimated cost savings around $23 per device.
Aiming to create “a hassle-free, environmentally friendly” process, CDI will pick up the old Chromebooks from participating schools and recycle them through Lifespan, its IT asset disposition company. In replacing the old hardware, schools can choose from CDI’s selection of Chromebooks, which includes popular brands like eduGear, HP, Lenovo and Acer.
“Chromebooks have become the digital learning device of choice for many schools because of their low total cost of ownership and ease of use,” said Glenn Collins, vice president of mobile computing at CDI, in a statement. “Our Chromebook Trade-In Program will provide schools and districts with a convenient way to update their technology and get a great warranty on their new equipment.”
To qualify for the trade-in program, Chromebooks must be in working condition and must be decommissioned from the customer Google Management Console.
CDI also recently announced a partnership with EdTechTeam to provide workshops and other professional development resources to teachers whose schools adopt Chromebooks. The two education companies hope their offering will train teachers to be more effective in integrating technology into their lessons.