At the end of last year we invested in quite a few thin clients (and the servers to run them) for 3 different computer labs. While the rollout hasn't been without its struggles, the experience has overall been very positive.
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Obviously Steve Ballmer is not going to announce HP's first offering in the "slate" category (it's a tablet, folks, but if he feels the need to call it a slate, whatever) running the latest Linux distribution made for MIDs, netbooks, and, well, slates. Unfortunately, by simply shoehorning the Windows 7 interface (albeit a great desktop/notebook UI) into an interesting and relatively novel form factor, the announcement of HP's slate was just a big yawn.
Has the day of the mobile workstation finally come? Maybe...Chromebooks and MacBook Airs aren't for everyone.
HP's new small form factor workstations raise the bar for what users can expect in performance and lower the bar on price, size, and energy consumption.
If a solution is meant to be turnkey, easy, and low-maintenance, make sure it doesn't include a bare metal machine for end users to configure.
A 56k modem is standard on the new clamshell Classmate knockoff from HP - Can it succeed at home or abroad?
I just might be buying a bunch of these...this is a repost while I'm on vacation, but I'd appreciated any new feedback now that these have been in the wild for a bit.
I just made a shopping run to Staples...Turns out we have a Staples card for the district and don't need a purchase order to buy things there.
If I had a few good IT folks in my district who were really comfortable administering Linux systems, then I just might have jumped at the major cost savings of HP's so-called "Alternate OS" configured desktops.
This summer, I wrote a post from Disneyworld called "Customer service in H-E-double-hockey-sticks" in which I discussed just how much value we give to our users with solid customer service, even when scarce resources prevent us from giving them all of the technology they want or need. Of course, the same also applies to us as buyers of educational technology products.