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Student tablets / slates

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by jweb2k, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Wait a few months for the non-mainstream pads in the Chinese market to sort out their problems. I have a Cortex A8 Freescale imx515 from around christmas time, and despite having specs closing in on the Galaxy Tab and Android 2.2 it's nowhere near the same system.
    Wait for the Honeycomb rush to be over, and in July/August you'll have a wealth of very similar systems for the exact price you're looking for, with a really good OS and lots of apps. Now you'd be wasting your time.
     
  2. Agreed. It is going to be like digital cameras were, where they become obsolete very rapidly as technology shifts.
    I would also think very carefully about what you are actually going to do with them :)
     
  3. Cheers for that amigos.
    I wanted to trial a couple of them where the kids could access the vle, Internet, use Office etc nothing too fancy really.
    I was quite interested in the viewsonic viewpad10. Here's a link. If anyone takes a peek I'd be interested in any negatives you can see that I might miss.
    http://www.viewsonic.com/products/vpad10.htm

    Peace.

    Paul
     
  4. Only the same thing - development will be rapid and early adopters may be left with underpowered stuff.
    Also, whilst being light etc. may be good for you and me, do school ones want to be fatter and more robust ?
     
  5. I looked at the the toughbook but Jeez .... expensive. To me the beauty of a tablet or slate is no keys being plipped off, no hinges to go and no screen wires to break. Plus wipe clean.
    peace
    Paul
     

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