[Marketing] Business Week on Dell Latitude 2100 education netbook
caroline at solutiongrove.com
Sat May 23 15:22:09 EDT 2009
I think once XS is working well and software update works we can provide
similar maintenance advantages with centralized updating of our systems.
I am worried about the fact we don't have a way to restrict internet usage
and/or to force all the computers in a class to the same page. I think
schools will want this feature.
If we provided it so students or teachers could use it, it might be a good
tool for students to present their work.
Interesting article. Thanks
On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 12:10 PM, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
> A short article by someone who understood Dell's key differentiators:
> * the blinky LED bar in the cover, software-configurable (but no info
> yet on how)
> * the services, especially preloaded custom image, to reduce school
> admin workload.
> Dell is not "announcing" the price of the 24-bay cart
> charger/switch... because it is said to be nearly US $4000. Clearly,
> their business model is to scrape profit in the notoriously
> unprofitable netbook sector by:
> * making the base price of the netbook fairly low ($369), but with
> useful options like 802.11n, touchscreen, webcam etc. price climbs
> quickly to > US $500
> * making a very tidy profit on the charger bay, which every school
> admin will want to have... for every classroom.
> The Dell service proposal of custom preloaded images - so school
> admins are freed from lengthy individual setp - is another
> differentiator which most netbook vendors (in the developed countries
> at least) will have difficulty matching.
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