Netbook Cases

Fall 2013:

John Long Middle School will continue its one to one computer program this year.  The one to one program provides a netbook computer to each student for use during school and at home.  The 6th grade model for 2013 is a slightly larger device than the 7th and 8th grade model.  It is an 11.6" device rather than the 7th and 8th grade 10" netbook.   The computer model is an HP 3125.   JLMS is asking  parents to purchase a case for their 6th grade student's laptop.  The laptops will be used in class beginning the first week of school.  If at all possible, we would like 6th grade cases to purchased by Friday, September 13.

 The students in 7th and 8th grade will be offered the same case they had last year. Many of the cases are a bit worn from prior years of use so parents of 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to also purchase a case for their netbook.  
If parents choose to purchase a case for the  7th or 8th grade student netbook, the case would need to fit a device that is 10.3" x 7.0" x 1.3" and also have a compartment for the charger. 

Why is the school asking 6th grade parents to purchase a case?  
 In prior years, the budget for cases would add additional cost to the project and limit the cost of the netbook that could be purchased.  Midway through last school year, the District had to purchase additional memory for the netbook units in order to improve the performance. The District this year invested in the best model possible with the funds available, leaving less funds for providing cases for each student.  By having students provide their own case it will personalize the program by giving the students more color/style choices, as well as allow the parents to participate in supporting the one-to-one program.  

Below is a list of recommended cases that will fit the HP 3125.  Any case that can hold an 11.6" screen size computer and has a compartment for a charger should work but you might want to verify the specifications.  Specs:  HP 3125  A full size laptop case for a widescreen laptop would probably not work.

Students are also allowed to provide their own wireless or corded USB mouse.   In past years, the students have preferred to use USB mice rather than the touch pad on the devices.

If you have a financial hardship and would require assistance in acquiring the case, please contact Principal Leach.  

BrandNameModel #StoreOnline or in-storePrice(as of 8/20)
 rOOCASE rOOCASE - Classic Carrying Case for 11.6" Netbook - Dark Blue RC-NHB10-CLASSIC-DBBest Buy 
 Online $16.89
Case Logic11.6" Chromebook™/11" MacBook Air® SleeveQNS-111-BLACK
Case Logic13.3" Laptop SleeveQNS-113-BLACKOffice MaxStore$24.99
Case LogicBlack 13" Macbook SleeveSSMA-313BLKOffice Maxin-store$43.99
IncaseNeoprene Sleeve13" MacBook ProBest BuyBoth$39.99
IncaseSling Sleeve11" MacBook Air
Case LogicCase Logic QNS-111 11.6-Inch EVA Molded Chromebook/Netbook Sleeve (Black)QNS-111AmazonOnline$18.63
rooCASErooCASE Neoprene Netbook Sleeve Case Cover for Acer Aspire TimelineXAS1830T-6651 11.6-Inch Laptop (Invisible Zipper Dual-Pocket - Black)
V7V7 13" Vantage Front-Loader Laptop Case, Black