[caption id="attachment_124164" align="alignleft" width="150"] Maine's new school laptop contract has renewed debate over Macs vs. PCs in schools.[/caption]

A spokeswoman for Maine's pro-business governor said one of the factors that tipped the scale in favor of Hewlett-Packard in a contract to provide new laptops to thousands of public school students is that its laptops utilize Windows, the operating system favored by businesses.

The selection of the HP ProBook 440 laptop over the less costly Apple iPad tablet or the more-costly Apple MacBook Air laptop revived the Apple-vs.-PC debate that dates to the...

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