We have seen our fair share of HP Probooks in the past, and this time around, the HP Probook has come under the spotlight yet again, with computer manufacturer HP all set to deliver personal computers as well as computers for Maine’s Learning Technology Initiative. This 4-year contract by the Maine Department of Education intends to see both students as well as teachers have a technology solution so that they can prepare themselves to be the next generation’s workforce. The HP ProBook 4440 would be the device in question here, where it runs on Microsoft Windows and will be the primary technology and learning solution for the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MTLI).
Having said that, ushering in HP also signals the end of Maine’s long-standing exclusive contract with Apple, which kicked off 11 years ago. The MLTI was kicked off thanks to a vision of former Governor Angus King, in an effort to prepare Maine’s students for a rapidly changing world. Having said that, while it is not unusual for corporations to offer discounts in order to pick up a plum contract like this, do you think that the proliferation of HP’s brand to current kids might eventually be translated to permanent customers? After all, humans tend to remain in the comfort zone as we are comfortable with what we know and are familiar with. Food for thought.
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