Skip to main content

iPad Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

The Benefits and Cost Savings of a Mid-Year Refresh

Ah, the iPad versus Chromebook debate. Where one provides a better educational experience, the other offers a lower upfront cost. Wouldn’t it be great if one device could accommodate both sides of the coin? One does — iPad.

But iPad costs more…
Only on the surface. When taking a holistic approach to education technology, and not simply looking at an enticing upfront cost, iPad’s residual value and lifespan provide much more in cost savings for schools and districts than Chromebook.

Three-year residual value

  • iPad = $100
  • Chromebook = $5

Four-year residual value

  • iPad = $80
  • Chromebook = $0

TCO after three years

  • iPad = $194
  • Chromebook = $244

Timing is everything for technology.

To help you get the most out of your technology initiatives — and allow you to put a significant amount down towards your next device purchase — we partnered with technology trade-in company Diamond Assets to explain:

  • Why iPad retains more residual value than Chromebook
  • When schools receive the most trade-in value
  • How to prepare for and conduct a technology refresh

Fill out the form to receive our e-book full of answers, statistics and insight. Your budget, educators and students will thank you.

To learn more about how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your information, please visit our Privacy Policy.