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Over the Summer, we had our order of Acer Chromebooks canceled by Acer at the last minute (supply chain issues). We were then forced to look for alternatives and landed upon the Samsung Chromebook 4, XE310XBA 11.6" model. The clear shell case manufacturers didn't have a case for this, and all other cases that could fit were unreasonably expensive ($30-45 each). The lack of a decent case alternative and the fact that Chromebook prices over Summer 2021 rose by 15% led us to the decision not to provide cases.
I want students to feel the freedom to express themselves and personalize their devices. Yet, we cannot have stickers placed on the actual device for a variety of reasons. Primarily, students will keep these devices for the next 4 years. The likelihood that their device will need repaired or swapped out is possible. If the device is covered in stickers that cannot be removed, then we cannot swap devices out which isn't good.
Amazon.com and Walmart both carry colorful protective top case shells. These do not protect the device from damage if crushed or dropped, but they will enable the personalization of colors and stickers. Further, if a student needs to send their Chromebook in for service, they can remove the case shell and retain it.
Please search Amazon.com or Walmart for
"XE310XBA protective case cover" or "Samsung Chromebook 4 protective case cover". The model of the new Samsung Chromebooks is:
Samsung Chromebook 4 11.6" model XE310XBA