Windows: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8 Get PCs, Devices Ready for Back to School

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-08-16 Print this article Print
Acer Aspire S3

Acer Aspire S3

At 13mm, the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook is one of the thinnest Windows 7-based notebooks on the market. Enjoy life on the go with Innovative Acer Green Instant-On technology, which provides instant-resume functionality and ensures battery longevity, while Acer Instant Connect delivers Internet access in 2.5 seconds. This techno-wonder comes in an ultra-aerodynamic, super-slim design, yet delivers everything you expect from a standard-size notebook.
It's that time of year again. It's time to get the kids ready to go back to school. And going back to school means having the right gear and tools. It doesn't matter what level—grade school, middle school, high school and especially college—one thing every kid needs to succeed is access to a PC. Microsoft is hoping to cash in on this. And this is no more important this year as Microsoft readies its Windows 8 operating system for release. The latest Windows laptops and tablets can help students research that big science report, look up their grades online and email their teacher about assignments. Even a new Windows phone can help by enabling them to stay in touch with classmates and coordinate after-school activities, and while they're waiting for the bus, they just might sneak in a game or three. With that in mind, here's a look at some helpful technology products to get students back to school and keep them on track with their studies. To help make sense of all the different types of Windows-based PCs on the market, this eWEEK presentation aims to help even the most entrenched enterprise IT operative find the right hardware options for the students in their lives.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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