Tablet PC ideas
Been asked by the head to research tablet PCs for him. No idea what sort of spec/pricing.
So any recommendations on good tablet PCs for a member of staff to use would be appreciated. Think he just wants ideas for now so cost isn't that much of an issue until they decide on one.
Thanks in advance
Take a look at the Panasonic Toughbooks. They are pricey but can withstand abuse from the average teacher :)
Just had a visit from an Ergo person who came from Nottingham.
They do tablets
Tablet PCs and Rugged Tablet PCs
No idea on prices I am afraid
If you want a small hand held PC, then take a look at the Samsung q1s
There pretty pricey, but very good. :)
Erm.. supose though it really depends what you want to use them tablets for?
Lenovo X61, 12", Intel Core 2
Decent build quality, good keyboard, around 600-650 from Insight
Before pricing anything I'd be asking about how it's going to be used i.e the application of it.
Word of warning on tablet PCs, they are OK funtionality wise, but in my experience, they are not the best choice for praticality in a school because;
a) the pens go missing far too frequently if you use them as tablets, so you need deep pockets to keep buying spares. Even though they only cost about £10 each, it soon adds up when you're buying multiples of them.
b) if you use the clip on keyboards, they get damaged very easily, or if the tablet PC you choose has a ruberised keyboard, kids pick the keys out meaning expensive repairs.
It does depend on the school of course, that is my schools experience with tablet PCs and we won't be buying any more. We have over 100 of them and they are geting old now, we struggle to keep them all working. Obviously if your students are a little more sensible that ours, they might work in your environment.
It might be looking at leasing some, you can get some pretty good deals.
Our head has had two.
Toshiba Portege M200
Toshiba Portege M400
And she's had no problems with either the School Manager has her 5 year old M200 now and its still working with no problems at all.