I will second the HP's. I bought a lab of 2133's this summer, and they have been a work horse. I have even been using one as my main laptop all year. I just ordered a hp 2140 form the top floor $450 (2g, 6ell, 1 yr warrenty, xp pro). Unlike other notebooks the hp 2133 can hit a resolution of 800px high (opposed to the 600px of others). The 2140's default resolution is 600px high but you can now upgrade for about $30 to the 800px. Having a resolution of 800px means thoes programs and websites written for 1240x800 will actually view correctly.
We just had a presenter from main during the last inservice. The state has a one-2-one and the benifits of offering professional Devolopment with knowing everyone had the same stuff was astronomical.
How it worked in main was, that the state offered an image of the computers. They got imaged twice a year. They were on a 4 year replacement schedule. Students paid for an insurace policy, and kept the laptops with them, unless they were in for maintainance.
Proctor School District
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From: "Darth Vader" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 11:08:14 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: One-to One Computing
I've looked at a few netbooks and I have to say the HP 2140 is all that
and a bag of chips. Compared to the Acer, MSI, and Asus it's just plain
The HP 2140 we have now included the 6 cell battery, web cam, 2GB Ram,
7200 RPM hard drive, a neoprene sleeve, and a **3 year on-site warranty
WITH accidental damage coverage** for right about $530.
Unless you are running Linux, get the business class one since you get
XP Pro which makes imaging and network integration a snap.
My 2 cents,
Michael Vining, SB Network Services
South Burlington School District
South Burlington, Vermont 05403
Direct: (802) 652-7298
DNS Help Desk: (802) 652-7050
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Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 9:37 AM
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Subject: One-to One Computing
We are thinking about doing some one-to-one computing in Milton with
If anyone has any experience with this, or is planning on doing it and
thought this through, I would appreciate your input.
1. Do you insure them or do you offer insurance as an option to parents?
2. What liability do students/parents take when they get a laptop? Can
they opt out?
3. Do you use a student/parent permission form? If so, could you share
4. Can they take these home at night, over vacations? What about
5. Do you provide any cases for protection?
6. What do you provide for software?
7. What do you use for virus protection?
8. Do you "officially" monitor their use in any way? if so, how?
9. What else should I be thinking about?
Director of Information Technology Services
Milton Town School District
42 Herrick Avenue
Milton, VT 05468
(802)893-3210 FAX 893-3227
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