Tablet/Slate vs. Convertible Notebook
We are looking at replacing the laptops/notebook computers in our mobile labs and possibly the teacher/staff units. Due to the swiftly changing tides of technology, I wonder if the notebooks shouldn't be replaced with Windows 7 Pro tablets. I have done some research and have found some schools have gone to tablet/slate computing. I am familiar with "convertible" notebooks, but no so much with the tablets.
The mobile labs have various uses. Sometimes they are rolled down to a classroom that is working on a project needing more than the available workstations on location. Other times the lab is used for testing. We often hold classes for business training or webinars. I would like to "stay with the times" but don't want to trade off next gen tech for functionality.
Of course the units will be connecting via wifi to our domain, and currently we are running LightSpeed Systems for our content filter and endpoint solution. We are looking at moving away from them, but that is a project for the future.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Update: I probably should have put this in the hardware section of the forum.