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A good point about connection ports: Our Compaqs don't have serial ports,
which has posed a problem occasionally. We WERE fortunate in being able to
get laptops with firewire (4-pin 1394) connections for video input. These
were not standard for Windows machines two years ago.

We also avoided removable/swappable drive bays. What a hassle! We still have
enough folks using floppies that a 3 1/2" drive was important.

> If you have Smartboards in your building though, you will need to buy USB
> Smartboard cables, as the newer Dells we purchased didn't come with Serial
> ports only USB 2, which is kinda nice anyhow...
>
> Peter Drescher
> Technology Integration Specialist
> Vermont Institutes
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> Montpelier, VT  05602
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