Thank you very much for your positive feedback and comments of
support. We do appreciate you taking the time to comment on the
evening, the program and information presented.
The ICLT Committee has investigated all options regarding type of
laptop, being very mindful of the weight of each device, students
will be carrying from class to class and in their bags to and from
home. The laptop we have selected weighs 2.6 kg.
The vision is that as many of the textbooks move to CD, that we will
be able to load these onto the hard drive or students can access via
the intranet. This will reduce the load they currently carry to
compensate for the addition of the laptop.
We have discussed and investigated the value of the netbook and
these coupled with the many presentations we have attended on 1:1
Laptop programs, has encouraged and directed us to consider laptops
from Dell or HP as the best option.
We are aware as we roll out that new laptops are coming onto the
market and have given some consideration to the Dell Latitude 13,
which is certainly less weighty. Unfortunately, the timing does not
suit our rollout to Year 10 and I cannot answer at this stage,
whether it will work for our Year 8 & 9 rollout.