The hardware is a convertible Tablet PC. These machines are laptops that are fully functional as a PC but also have a write-sensitive screen that allows students to write on the screen as if it was a piece of paper. This allows students to take notes in class in their own handwriting, to highlight lectures from their faculty, and provides many other test taking functions not available with a basic laptop. The Tablet PC has built-in wireless capabilities, making any classroom or outside area on campus a computer lab.

The student's computer will be replaced after 3 years with current computer technology. The 3-year old computers will then be sold at the SDSMT Bookstore at the current market value.

The hardware will be leased via a tax-exempt lease and will be the property of the school until the lease expires. This gives the School of Mines the right to install any site-licensed departmental software. If the students owned the laptops or used other laptops, they would not be able to install most of the School of Mines site-licensed software and would not be able to connect to the state network with ease.

 

T901 Specifications
Stylus Pen/Stylus Tether
- Electromagnetic Digitizer (Active-not touch)
- Has an eraser
Processor:
- Intel Core i5-2520M, 2.5 GHz, 3MB L3 cache
Memory:
- 4 Gigabytes
Hard Drive:
- 160 Gigabytes 7200 RPM
Embedded Fingerprint Reader
Video Card
- Intel HD Graphics 3000
Modular Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer
USB/Firewire/Video ports
Memory Stick/SD Card Slot
Integrated Modem
Integrated Atheros Wireless a/g/n
Integrated Bluetooth
Integrated 100/1000 Network Port
Integrated HDMI port
2.0 Megapixel Web Camera

T902 Specifications
Stylus Pen/Stylus Tether
– Electromagnetic Digitizer (Touch-screen)
– Has an eraser
Processor:
– Intel Core i5-3320M, 2.5 GHz, 3MB, up to 3.3 GHz
Memory:
– 4 GB DDR3, 1600 MHz SDRAM
Hard Drive:
– 320 GB, 7200 RPM, Hard Drive
Embedded Fingerprint Reader
Video Card
– Intel HD Graphics 3000
Modular Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer
USB/Video ports
Memory Stick/SD Card Slot
Integrated Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205, a/b/g/n
Integrated Bluetooth
Integrated 100/1000 Network Port
Integrated HDMI port
FHD Webcam, 1920 x 1080 pixels

  

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