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    Corporate boasts standalone ability the education does not.
    Or thats how it pushes it on the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Corporate boasts standalone ability the education does not.
    Or thats how it pushes it on the site.
    Well you wont be able to get the corporate one soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elemtech View Post
    The height adjustable bracket is optional & I am being quoted 1-2 months lead time.
    Yeah, the lead time on them stinks! We had to wait something like 6 months for our ones last year :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elemtech View Post
    Well you wont be able to get the corporate one soon
    Damn so I take it they are not replacing the standalone functionality with anything else?
    We really loved the idea of the board not being dependant on the pc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Damn so I take it they are not replacing the standalone functionality with anything else?
    We really loved the idea of the board not being dependant on the pc.
    It isn't all its cracked up to be, IMHO. It is a VERY limited version of Notebook, and is lacking nearly all the features you would take for granted. It is really just a glorified piece of paper stuck to the wall!

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    Yeh but I liked its use in scenarios such as if the Pc does not work or they are a teacher without an account, they can just use it in that mode and save the drawing for use later to usb stick.

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    Yes scratchpad is limited. It was very much for corporate world where they couldnt reply on Notebook being installed on laptops from guests

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    We use Smartboard 680 over here. With separate speakers usually with built in amp. connections at board side for phono video+sound, rgb, pc speaker. No rails.

    Smartboards are cool and if you lose the pens, you can replace with a smarties tube. Some people say that when primary kids use them they have a tendancy to put their hand on the board to support themselves or they lean on it, but we only deal with 11+. Can't imagine it's a big issue.

    Haven't been able to fault this company to date in the last 3-4 years and they also do installs for some of our feeder primaries: http://www.avnetwork.co.uk/

    Prices can sometimes be higher than competitors, but there's room to negotiate and for the service it's worth it.

    The last lot we had done i just got them to do the fitting for us, we supplied the projectors from ebuyer £250 ea. (as Dabs had run out of the £199 ea. models) and then got the boards from laptopsdirect (yes they sell more than just laptops), they cost around £1050 each.

    We got a very good setup from them to put a projector in the hall with a motorized screen.

    I'd defo recommend them. Luckily for us they are fairly local so can do any repairs if need be as they are passing but it's very rare we need that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    Some people say that when primary kids use them they have a tendancy to put their hand on the board to support themselves or they lean on it, but we only deal with 11+. Can't imagine it's a big issue.
    Maybe, they soon learn not to do that though! In my experience, leaning on the board is only really an issue when they are writing - if they are drawing or moving things, they easily hold the pen a bit further down so their hand isn't on the board.

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