- The Atom Processor is far superior to HP's processor. Standard - 1GB of RAM and a 16GB solid state HD provide sufficient computing power for this device. I was able to run multiple applications without any noticeable glitches.
- The fact that the device basically has no moving parts internally - means it is more durable, gives off little to no heat and provides a more durable device.
- I do like that the Dell device gives you the option to include a web cam. I see students being able to use this feature for online collaboration and communication.
- The keyboard is still too small for my initial liking, but it is probably something that I would grow accustomed to using.
We are continuing to evaluate the device at a district level - testing is being done not only by our technicians, but their children are testing it as well. We also plan to "pass it around" a couple of our middle schools, allowing both teachers and students the opportunity to use the device in a "real world" setting.
Should all of our testing continue to be positive, we will make plans to purchase the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and implement in our schools after Christmas break.
JDS | CIO