Charlottesville City Schools, a government branch responsible for nine schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, will be giving 2,000 Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 tablets with the Windows 7 operating system to local teachers and students.
The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 tablet, which comes with a 10 inches screen and Intel Atom chip code-named Oak Trail, will be provided to grade six to 12 students as a learning tool. The selection of Windows 7-based tablets was made over the iPad because of the durability and security features of Windows 7 operating system.
“We scanned the ocean of options – iPad, Droid, HP, Windows, Apple, even thin client,” said Dean Jadlowski, director of technology, Charlottesville City Schools. “Initially we were excited by the iPad, but the integrity of the glass and limited ability to manage security were an issue. The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 tablet has the durability required to survive in a backpack, offers a fully functioning Windows 7 operating system essential for state standardized online testing, and allows us to use enterprise tools to maintain security and permissions.”
Check the official press release of Fujitsu for more details.
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