What are the pros and cons of choosing different devices for classroom use – e.g. laptops vs. tablets vs. desktops vs thin-client?

Joseph Videtto February 13, 2013
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Thank you to all who’ve answered my posts regarding thin-client solutions for classroom use, and related server capacity and support issues.

It seems the school is now leaning toward laptops over the other device choices for the obvious reasons of: portability, ease of adding devices, lower cost per CPU/monitor pair. The disadvantages I see include smaller screen size, centralized administration more difficult, more attention to preventing breakage or loss.

But going back to square one, and considering all the factors – which devices would you recommend for schools starting from scratch (because existing hardware is obsolete ) ?

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