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Microsoft sends out 150,000 HP Windows 8.1 devices to Baltimore county schools

Baltimore HP Machines

Microsoft recently announced new low-cost hardware for schools across the US, aiming to address the technological issues in the education system. Hardware is just the first step in the process after the announcement. It takes learning methods, rollout planning and initialized transformation to really make an impact to better student learning at school. Today, Microsoft has announced the start of the distribution of some devices to some of the district schools.

Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance moves through numerous classrooms to kick off the distribution and reach a 1:1 scenario. Microsoft is working with Dr. Dance and a team of educators to execute on the Students & Teachers Accessing Tomorrow) initiative. HP and Daly Computers are partnering up with Redmond to help rollout 150,000 Elitebook 810 Revolve Windows 8.1 devices to students and teachers over the next four years. Redmond is offering Office to district students at no extra cost.

As well as other plans Microsoft has put into motion, the rollout of hardware to the district of Baltimore and provision of training will surely help bring students into 2014.

Source: TechNet, via: WinBeta

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Microsoft sends out 150,000 HP Windows 8.1 devices to Baltimore county schools

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He sucks for saying * Baltimore * "sux". I used his misspelled word - purposely done of course as I myself have used "Thx" in substitution to "Thanks" - as an attack vector. That should provide some clarity and context to my reply to tkdmacgeek.

Sorry, but those 810 revolves ate ugly cheap looking and a throw back to the past. Windows 8 deserves better hardware than that!

Most schools that receive donated or deeply discounted IT products usually get functional, not even mid-grade hardware. But, if it meets requirements, good for the schools & the kids.

I think looking at the popularity for Ms products in India... Microsoft should leave US behind and focus on India... And see the love will always increase....

Ive grown up and attended Baltimore County public schools my whole life. And while he just took control 2 years ago, I've met him multiple times and they guy is one of the nicest men I've ever met! Really takes a lot of pride in the county and does everything he can to better it every day!

Baltimore City is NOT part of Baltimore county, and is much more homogeneously economically depressed.

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Need to get a program like that in Ca. There's a push to a lot of cheap iPad type apps here in the schools. My wife, a teacher who today went to a technology conference for schools came back saying she may have to buy an iPad just for some of these programs as they seem to push a lot of apps on iPads. She wasn't too happy. She rocks a Surface and loves it. Plus what an additional expense.

In India they are providing with hp onmi tablets with discounts to engineering and management students. Can anyone tell me about this? Because every even i wanna get one. But im still completing my graduation. Can I take the advantage of the offer? Please revert

HP does it again 4 years later, nek minute, reports of HP laptop exploding.

I'm never paying for a HP product ever even if they were kind to give me a free laptop in the past.

I don't really know how HP is still alive. Nobody seems to care about their products anymore. I remember the days when almost everyone had HP laptops. Now I rarely see it. Not that Macs are any better.

Really? Interesting, I love my hp laptop and recommend them to about anybody. And the college I go to, I still see a lot of hp computers. I guess it just depends where you are at!

WPCentral, wake up! It's Monday guys....... Some real news please! Just kiddin lol ;) It's still Sunday in the US, isn't it?

Probably because they want the youth of today to feel at home on Windows, in the hopes that one day, when they're older, they'll re-purchase Windows products

Microsoft really should be using surface for this but I suppose then the complete cost is on their shoulders rather than sharing it with HP.

What's good about corporate social responsibility (CSR) is that not only does it give great things, it's good PR for the companies involved. :) Microsoft and HP could use some of that, given how their brands have been viewed by some in the past (think HP scandal, Microsoft antitrust, etc.). Good that both sides were able to come together on this one :)

Great moves so that people will love Microsoft products and services,,, until the next of their generation .

Baltimore County is very well of. It's the Baltimore City that needs it most. How America continues these irrational decisions is mind boggling. Every opportunity goes to the subs - WiFi, Cable, etc. The cities are always ignored.

I live in Baltimore so im wondering why they only sent them to county and not the city too I'm going to guess and say the schools they gave them to score high on test

Well the one in the photo above is Church Lane Elementary.. if that is the school that recieved the new tech, I have no idea.