Apart from any physical damage or repairs that your Chromebooks would need throughout their life, there comes a point in which Google’s Auto-Update Expiration (AUE) shuts the door on your device’s ability to perform its basic operating functions. It’s at this point, when your devices hit this expiration date, that you’ll need to upgrade to newer Chromebook models in order to ensure your students’ success. So, that begs the question, how do I manage my Chromebook’s End of Life?

Be Aware Of Your Chromebook’s Expiration Date

It’s important to be prepared for your device’s End of Life. The last thing you want to do is be caught off guard and force yourself into scrambling to procure new devices. Thankfully, we have a tool to help you track your Chromebook’s Auto-Update trajectory. When you sign into your account on edu-parts.com and enter your Device Dashboard, you have the ability to enter your Chromebooks into the system, enabling you to track your device’s expiration date, among many other useful features.

Want to know a little more about the Device Dashboard? Check out this video:

Chromebooks with Auto Update Expiration in 2022

Listed below are all the Chromebooks whose auto expiration date is in 2022. As you'll notice, most of the devices expire in June, while two in February.

Manufacturer Model AUE Date
Acer Chromebook 11 N7 (C731, C731T, CB311-7H) June 2022
Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532) June 2022
Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431) June 2022
Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532) June 2022
Acer Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T, C738T) June 2022
AOpen Chromebox Mini February 2022
AOpen Chromebase Mini February 2022
Asus Chromebook C202SA June 2022
Asus Chromebook C300SA / C301SA June 2022
CTL J5 Chromebook June 2022
CTL NL61 Chromebook June 2022
Dell Chromebook 11 (3180) June 2022
Dell Chromebook 11 2-in-1 (3189) June 2022
EduGear CMT Chromebook June 2022
Edxis Education Chromebook (NL6D) June 2022
Haier Chromebook 11 C June 2022
HP Chromebook 11 G5 June 2022
HP Chromebook 11 G5 EE June 2022
HP Chromebook 11-v0xx June 2022
Lenovo N22 Chromebook June 2022
Lenovo N23 Chromebook June 2022
Lenovo N42 Chromebook June 2022
Lenovo ThinkPad 11e 3rd Gen Chromebook June 2022
Mustek Mecer V2 Chromebook June 2022
Multilaser Chromebook M11C June 2022
PCMerge Chromebook PCM-116T-432B June 2022
Positivo Chromebook C216B June 2022
Prowise Chromebook Proline June 2022
Samsung Chromebook 3 June 2022
Viglen Chromebook 360 June 2022

Life After Expiration

After your Chromebook’s Auto-Update expires, it means you’ll need to purchase new devices for your students, but that leaves you with a hefty pile of devices that are practically paperweights. So what are you supposed to do with those old Chromebooks? Simply throwing them away is not the answer, as our industry is the culprit of enough e-waste as it is.

That’s why we have our Device Trade-In program. We believe that your old devices have value. By visiting our Device Trade-In page, you can request a trade-in quote for your Chromebooks. From there, you’ll get store credit toward future purchases to meet your repair or accessory needs. You’ll also be able to rest easy knowing that your old devices will be handled responsibly through proper electronics recycling protocols, reducing our e-waste footprint.

Remember, the best thing you can do is be prepared. There are free tools at your disposal to set yourself and your district up for success. If you’re curious, and are looking for more information about the Device Dashboard or the Device Trade-In, be sure to read our blog from the link below, or reach out to [email protected]