I've been on the periphery of this discussion of the netbooks, and now
that our school is seriously considering more laptops for our students,
I have one basic question: What are the limitations of these netbooks?
Thanks, and apologies if this has already been discussed.
Darth Vader wrote:
> 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
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> Subject: One-to One Computing
> Hi All:
> 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?
> Ed Barry
> 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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