The NB250's I bought were for a secondary school (year 10), so probably took more of a beating than a primary school would... Didn't have any issues for 2 months (i then left) :-)
I have some NB30s at work in use with TAs and 6th Form Laptop scheme, these have proved to be a great hit, although that model has been discontinued I believe
I've bought about 40 ASUS P1001s over the past few months and the only issue I've had with them is that the power connector is very small and probably won't stand pupils plugging it in and out so I've had to restrict that task to adults.
I just run them with XP Home but I wouldn't envisage any problems with running XP Pro - no idea what they are like with win7
Anyone know about touch screen versions? I believe Samsung do one but I am not having much luck finding it. My boss likes all things shiny and new so if touch screen netbooks are available, he wants one!
There's a touch screen version of the NB30, or there's fizzbooks if you've got a bit of cash!
witch (7th January 2011)
The boss wants to know about tablets/slates as well. Would it be possible to put these on the network and use them as an extension to our IT suite?
I've got Toshiba NB200 and NB300's
I have as said, the Samsung NB30 Touch and it works fine. It is not MS Touch compatible as it is not recognised as a multi touch screen so their touch apps and games don't install but everything else works fine, net browsing, games, apps (word etc). To be honest though as the screen does not flip totally to make a flat tablet, if I was going to get some touch screen devices for school (which I would like to do) then I would go for an actual slate/tablet thats inherantly designed for touch use. The slate dos_box has been taking apart on here is Win7 and should integrate with most schools networks just like a netbook would.
Yes, I did think about a slate but we need a 'normal' computer iwth keyboard as well and the devices that do both are very very expensive!
I'm quite pleased with them actually.
Was dreading having them in school but the NB200's have been here a year now with no issues and so when they wanted another netbook trolley i bought the NB300's. Nice sized keyboard, decent enough speed. Seem suprisingly popular with the staff once i had managed wireless put in.
To throw a curve ball into the mix. I've recently acquired, through some private business, an Olivetti OliBook S1300 which came preloaded with Windows 7 Professional.
It's a nice lightweight small laptop as opposed to netbook, so it has the benefit of a slightly larger screen (13"), but despite being lightweight and from a company you wouldn't normally associate with computers, it's surprisingly robust.
This (Olibook S1300) is the link. They also do a NetBook too (latest offering being Olibook M1025), but I've not experienced them. I understand they retail around the £300-350 mark.
Outside of that, I've used the HP NetBooks here and they can stand up to SLT, never mind children! lol .. or I've also used the Samsung Netbook range in a primary school previously, and they were good, but the screens were a bit on the small side for my liking, and the keyboards a bit fiddly.
Last edited by soveryapt; 11th January 2011 at 11:40 AM. Reason: Added NetBook link .. :)
Olivetti!!! I havent heard that name for years lol!
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