Gone are the days of desktop computers in the classroom computer labs, notebooks are being deployed in schools today. Hewlett Packard beat out several other computer makers, including Apple Computer, Dell and Gateway, for a contract to supply Michigan students with Michigan students with HP Compaq Business notebook nx9010 models, wireless networking and Microsoft Office.
The size of this contract could come to a total of at least $17 million according to a representative for the Michigan Department of Education. Notebooks could be supplied to as many as 132,000 students. In addition to providing the hardware and software support, HP would also aid in training teachers to best use these notebooks.
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