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July 6th, 2012
Seven iPad alternatives for schools
These tablets give school leaders other options to consider besides Apple’s ubiquitous device
Robust Viewsonic lineup offers something for everyone
With a range of tablet options for both Windows and Android, from small tablets for small hands to 10-inch displays, Viewsonic can fulfill any school’s needs, the company says.
At $790, the ViewPad 10 is an ideal teacher’s tablet, the company says—the dual operating system supports both Windows and Android, and tablet content links seamlessly to ViewSonic’s PJD7583wi interactive Wi-Fi projector. A more affordable option is the ViewPad 7e, a 7-inch Android tablet priced at $229, which provides direct access to eReading marketplaces, Rite Touch technology for handwriting and drawing, and front- and back-facing cameras.
“A number of districts are waiting to see” what they will need—Android or Windows devices, said Michael Holstein, vice president of business development and emerging technologies at Viewsonic. “With our current offerings, we’ve got both.”