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    Looks interesting..

    Samsung TX100 review: first look | PC Pro blog

    Not sure on price but hopefully something for the future

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    That does look very interesting hmmmm

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    Waste of time trying make a cube fit a round hole. Unfortunately this a gimmick for Microsoft's laziness in designing a tablet based OS. Really don't understand the dual purpose and most likely; battery life will be poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
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    get in your own box! those girls are fine! Mmmm Yummy! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsprint84 View Post
    Not sure on price but hopefully something for the future
    Tempted - but the Dell flip-screen tablet/laptop is available now and would seem to double quite nicly as a radio alarm clock, and (even with the fancy stand) is £50 cheaper.

    Note that the above is regarding my own personal requirements, I have yet to see a tablet device that seems to be built for use in the classroom - hopefully there'll be something good at BETT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunster View Post
    Waste of time trying make a cube fit a round hole. Unfortunately this a gimmick for Microsoft's laziness in designing a tablet based OS. Really don't understand the dual purpose and most likely; battery life will be poor.
    Just one example science class can take outside and do some experiment then flip to laptop to type up

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsprint84 View Post
    Just one example science class can take outside and do some experiment then flip to laptop to type up
    Nice piece of kit but..................

    how long would you think they would last being taken outside for lessons with both the kids and the British weather?

    When will people learn that students, teachers and certain technology don't mix as in the students nor teachers don't take care of nice equipment such as this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    Nice piece of kit but..................

    how long would you think they would last being taken outside for lessons with both the kids and the British weather?

    When will people learn that students, teachers and certain technology don't mix as in the students nor teachers don't take care of nice equipment such as this.
    Well I m in a Grammar School

    Joking aside the teaching staff here have had 60 netbooks for around a year and they're still in the condition they were since brought

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsprint84 View Post
    Well I m in a Grammar School

    Joking aside the teaching staff here have had 60 netbooks for around a year and they're still in the condition they were since brought
    I used to work in a Grammar school and have to say that people used to take more care of equipment there than in the current state funded high school I work in now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodminman View Post
    I used to work in a Grammar school and have to say that people used to take more care of equipment there than in the current state funded high school I work in now.
    Either way, I think there's a need for a device specifically designed with education in mind. Most of the tablet devices available - the Samsung above, and the Dell I mentioned - are consumer devices, designed for responsible adults who will own the device in question and thus have no motivation to break it, either physically or via software. I'd be inclined to think that a good design for an education-orientated device would be a 7" tablet, the same size as an Amazon Kindle - my Kindle gets thrown in my bag and rattled around on the tube every morning, and is just the right size to carry around and whip out as needed. In fact, ideally I think I'd aim for a two-tablet configuration - two Kindle-sized 7" tablet devices inside a Kindle-like carry case (i.e. something the size of a paperback) that you can open up and either use like a book or like a laptop, with one tablet device acting as the keyboard for the other. Small enough to be lugged around school all day and robust enough to stand up to a bit of a battering.

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    Slightly OT... Be careful with the Kindle - my screen got broken and I don't remember doing anything horrible to it (and it's in one of their funky cases)

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    What version of Windows 7 is that running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwendes View Post
    Slightly OT... Be careful with the Kindle - my screen got broken and I don't remember doing anything horrible to it (and it's in one of their funky cases)
    Thanks, handy to know. Does imply that any student-owned device, no matter how robust, is going to get broken at some point, so something easy-to-repair would be ideal. The more I think about it, the more I converge on the same design as the OLPC...

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