Are iPads the only solution for K-12 schools? Side by side, you decide.

Tablet

Cost

Size

(To comply with PARCC screen has to be 9.5")

Management Notes

OS

External Memory

Ports

Battery Life


Apple iPad
$500.00

Difficult to manage
There are third party vendors like Airwatch
Hard for third party vendors to keep up with Apple updates.
iOS
none
none
10 hours

ASUS EEE Pad
$500.00
10.35" x 7.11" x 0.33"

Android
Jelly Bean
SD
microUSB
12 hours

ASUS Vivo Tab
420.00
10.33 x 6.73 x 0.38 inch (WxDxH)
Can typically be managed on existing PC network
Windows 8
SD
  • 1 x micro HDMI
  • 1 x Micro USB
  • 1 x Micro SD Card Reader(SDHC)
8.5 hours

ASUS Transformer Pad
(Due out early 2014)
?
10"
Supports Google Play for education (still meant to be 1:1, not shared)
http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/12/k-12/google-play-education-now-offer/





Dell Latitude 10
500.00

Can typically be managed on existing PC network
Windows 8
USB



Microsoft Surface 2
$450.00
10.6"
Users can have separate accounts
Can typically be managed on existing PC network
Windows
USB
microUSB, USB
10 hours

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
$300.00
10.1" x 6.9" x.38" depth

Android
Jelly Bean

none
USB adaptor
10 hours

Samsung Galaxy Note
$500.00
7.1" x 10.3" x .35"

Android
Jelly Bean
microSD, microSDHC up to 64 GB

7-9 hours

Toshiba Excite

10.1"

Android
Jelly Bean
SD and microSD
USB, HDMI