The Associated Press reports that Apple Computer Inc. submitted the winning bid to provide laptops to approximately 36,000 Maine teachers and students. The bid comes to a price of about $289 per unit, which is down from the original bid four years ago of $300 per unit. The bid, which works out to roughly $40 million, includes new iBook computers, upgraded wireless networks, a four-year warranty, and other perks like professional development for each of Maine's 241 public middle schools......

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