I have been an observant fan of the Chromebook for quite some time. What has been keeping them only on the radar has been the price. They were a tough cell when they were in the same price range as an iPad. Now they have dropped the price to under $300 making them a serious contender for the K-12 market.
Weather you are looking for a 1:1, BYOD or just want a light and durable laptop for collaboration or research the Chrome books is a great option to consider. A full size keyboard and an 11 inch screen make them light fast and an excellent device for content consumption. Through cloud based apps apps students can be creating content in no time.
Finally the Chromebook is becoming is at a price point that sense for K-12 Education. You can pre order them now at Best Buy http://is.gd/FcHOuO or get them in stores next week. Read more about the new Chromebooks on the Google Chrome Blog at http://is.gd/8CKC3P