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    Suitable Windows Tablet for Teachers

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    Senior management have asked me to buy windows tablets for the teachers.They will be using SIMS
    Office 2010, internet, outlook email. Also the tablet will be in the domain.

    Please suggest , a suitable Tablet . I am planning to buy one and test it. If it is working fine then I may buy more to replace the old laptops.

    Many thanks
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    Doesn't MS have some kind of program for schools for which they give some kind of discount on the Surface?

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    The Dell Venue 11 is pretty good and not too badly priced, I went for the atom version as the newer atoms aren't as gutless as they used to be.

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    We've got a few Surface tablets (v1) and whilst I like the build quality, they aren't much good for curriculum use. Our head has a full Win 8 tablet but that's a pain to connect to a projector etc. you might be better off with something like the new a Lenovo Yoga - best of both worlds.

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    We have a few Surface R1 Pro's but settled on the Asus Transformer Book T100.

    The detachable keyboard seems to be a hit for the majority of staff, some of who struggle with an onscreen keyboard, sorry I'll rephrase that, they struggle not having a physical keyboard.......

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    Loved the Yoga when I played at BETT this year however I tentatively asked the company who supply my MS licencing and they seemed to think they would be able to put me in touch with the right MS people to sort out a large order of Surfaces so may be worth chatting to your MS reps or large companies like Insight, Stone or Millgate?

    On a related note, we just got SIMS working via RDP on a Surface RT so although a large initial outlay on servers, you could if you were feeling techy suggest you set that up and supply RT tablets to all. RDP works great, frees hardware limitations, being tied to working onsite and should provide much cheaper upgrades in the future? Just a thought.

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    Methinks teachers get paid a shed load of dosh for what they do - why should school budgets have to shell out for kit that they are in reality going to spend at least 80% of their time on surfing the net, social networking and shopping on Amazon et al!

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    Hi @genesis thanks for posting for opinions and help. How about a VeryPC Windows Tablet? Perfect for the types of activities and programes you mentioned. Email or PM me if you're interested.

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    seriously considering a Yoga to replace my home laptop. I'd be a bit concerned about it's robustness in a school environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jszkudlapski View Post
    We have a few Surface R1 Pro's but settled on the Asus Transformer Book T100.

    The detachable keyboard seems to be a hit for the majority of staff, some of who struggle with an onscreen keyboard, sorry I'll rephrase that, they struggle not having a physical keyboard.......
    Problem with the Asus Transformer is the lack of a rear camera.

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    Hi Colin,

    Tell me more about this in the PM you are sending me as well please. I'm particularly interested in the student and teacher proof ability of any device - having had teaching staff break 3 of our 20 iPads already!

    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC_Colin_M View Post
    Hi @genesis thanks for posting for opinions and help. How about a VeryPC Windows Tablet? Perfect for the types of activities and programes you mentioned. Email or PM me if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckytecky View Post
    Hi Colin,

    Tell me more about this in the PM you are sending me as well please. I'm particularly interested in the student and teacher proof ability of any device - having had teaching staff break 3 of our 20 iPads already!
    Quality I'm on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC_Colin_M View Post
    Quality I'm on it!
    Although "not quality" that the staff are breaking your iPADS!

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    Another vote for Dell Venue Pro 11, just ordered 4 of them for a CRM project, closest thing you can get to a Surface with full Windows 8. Also on offer at Dell at the moment, £400 for the Atom version (which in quad core guise is pretty quick!)

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    Suitable Windows Tablet for Teachers

    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    Problem with the Asus Transformer is the lack of a rear camera.
    I straw polled the staff before we ordered them on would they need this - a resounding no.

    Suppose it depends on the need/use/relevance
    Last edited by jszkudlapski; 17th March 2014 at 08:37 PM.



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