Thursday, February 26, 2015

Evaluating Windows Tablets for a University Standard

Windows logoAs announced in a December 2014 newsletter article, the University has switched computer vendors from Dell to HP and is now working with a third-party vendor, Sehi, to facilitate our Windows PC and laptop needs. This does not change anything associated with our Apple relationship.

The Ferris Desktop and Classroom Standards Committee has formed a subcommittee to evaluate, test, and select a University standard for Windows tablets. The Tablet Review Team is evaluating the following Windows tablets and will select one as a mid-grade budget option and one as a power user option.

  • * HP ElitePad 1000 G2 
  • * Lenovo ThinkPad 10 
  • * HP Pro x2 612 G1 
  • * Microsoft Surface Pro 3 

Once the Tablet Review Team has made a decision as to which Windows tablets will become a University standard, the tablets will be made available for purchase as a standard purchase request item through the Technology Service Portal link within MyFSU. Stay tuned for more updates!

If you have any additional questions, please contact the TAC at (231) 591-4822, toll-free at (877) 779-4822, or by email at TAC@ferris.edu.