Samsung Series 7 Slate – and Win 8 CP

Hi,

My new Samsung Slate 7 arrived on Wednesday morning, and after playing with it for 24 hours I’m extremely impressed!

It’s fast – the i5 processor runs a treat and lapped up everything I threw at it, and the 64GB SSD certainly runs well. It came packaged with a dock and Bluetooth keyboard – both of which are well designed. The keyboard is compact, but the keys are well spaced which means typing if comfortable.

I’d only had it for a day when Microsoft’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released, so I had the team install Win 8 on the Samsung Slate.

My first impression…. Win 8 is a game changer!

I’ve been using it now for a couple of days, and besides having to try to undo 10 years of learnt habits (I find myself going to the bottom left to click or touch on the non-existent Start Button), I’m very impressed!

I’ll post more about Win 8 on this amazing State soon!

But for now – I’m very happy with my new toy, and it’s got me wondering – what’s the future device going to look like for our staff?

Tx

Nathan

Windows Tablets in a Primary Class

Hi,

We’ve just launched an exciting new Pilot project in our Junior
School!

http://wintablets.edublogs.org/

The idea is to Pilot how Windows Tablets can be used in a Primary
class to enhance student learning.

Forget iPads – let’s give the kids something with grunt that runs real
applications and see what they can do!

Posts from me, the technical team, the teachers and our eLearning
coordinator will follow!

TX

Nathan