Skip to comments.Henrico County to Sell Off Old iBooks
Posted on 07/27/2005 12:28:26 AM PDT by MissouriConservative
Henrico County Public Schools have announced that its used Apple iBooks it has been using in a four-year laptop program will be sold off in a one-day sale, Tuesday, August 9.
Mychael Dickerson, director of media relations and safety for Henrico County Public Schools, said 1,000 iBooks will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis for US$50 each at the school warehouse in Richmond, Virginia from 9 am to 3pm ET.
The warehouse is located at 361 Dabbs House Road beside the Eastern Government Center. Only cash or checks will be accepted.
The 12-inch iBooks were part of a contract worth $24.2 million and consisted of 23,000 iBooks. In April of this year, Apple was outbid by some $4 million by Dell -- $20 less for each Windows-based laptop -- and Henrico County schools are in the process of transitioning away from Macs. Apple, however, still has a four-year contract with Henrico County for the county's middle school students, That deal will expire in June 2006.
I know you ping for iPods...ain't sure about iBooks.
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In April of this year, Apple was outbid by some $4 million by Dell -- $20 less for each Windows-based laptop -- and Henrico County schools are in the process of transitioning away from Macs.
$20 less? How quickly will that be eaten up in support costs to remove Spyware, Adware, and other vermin. These laptops are going to be in the hands of children who will download neato things infested with malware.
I never see the Apple folks doing the same to the PC crowd.
I'm about 60% through my 600+/- CDs at 128-bit WMA quality (same as 192-bit MP3). My Zen is about 40% full.
iPods are so yesterday-trendoid; I buy stuff that works well and actually provides value instead of more incense for Steve. Sorry, Martin ol' sport.
Penny wise and pound foolish.
Oh, no. That never happens.
Hank. Hank. Hank.
Take a breath.
There, now. Better?
Breathe. Breathe. Brea . . zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Apple's specifications specify a battery life of 10 hours for the 1st and 2nd generation iPod, 8 hours for the 3rd generation iPod and 1st generation iPod mini, 12 hours for the 4th and 5th generation iPod and iPod shuffle, 15 hours for iPod photo, and 18 hours for the 2nd generation iPod mini. Many factors can, of course, influence this. Under good conditions, you should indeed get around the specified hours of battery life on a new iPod. This amount varies with age, usage style, and other factors, such as music encoding format, backlight use, etc.
Since you don't own one, I suggest you are not qualified to make such statements...
(that doesn't include MP3 players)
For some of us, the Mac's stability and intuitive operating system just work better for our individual brains. Nothing wrong with that; it doesn't make us "lame". That's all I'm saying. :)
You might even call my approach ... Zenlike.
LOL! Good one Podner.
Did I miss something ? Are there Apple Certified Software Engineers and training programs or does that software just work better?
Anybody over there in Virginia who wants to pick up one of these iBooks for me and other freepers,freepmail and I'll send you the $50 plus shipping and a modest finders' fee.(If Macs are good enough for Rush Limbaugh....)
This isn't too far from me, so I actually called down there just now. They offered the things to graduating seniors first, and these are the ones left over after that. They're being sold strictly as-is - they all boot, but after 4 years in the hands of students, you can expect some scuffs and dents here and there.
Anyway, the deal is, there's a limit of one per person, so no snapping up a dozen for resale on eBay :(
That's why no one is buying them.
There's going to be a whole lot of ebay sales out of this and for more than $50 I'd imagine.
The new ones are rated 12 hours according to the link above.
My wife saw something about this this morning, and since we live in Richmond, she's going to head down there and check it out.
We're dedicated Windoze users, never used a Mac before, but hey, a reasonable laptop for $50 even if it's outdated? I'll take it and see if I can slap Open Office 1.1 on it (I use OO on my Wintel box), so we can do spreadsheet work at craft shows out on the road.
Did these things come with Ethernet capability? If so, is there a way to get it to hook onto a network with two Windows computers (with a minimum of hassle--I'm kind of a networking idiot) and transfer files back and forth?
Dell gains here, Apple gains elsewhere, and so it goes.
Broward County Florida schools to get 30,000 iBooks
9:32am, Jul 27 - By Dennis Sellers
Apple will supply 30,000 new iBook G4s to Broward County Public Schools in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, area for use by all of its students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
"We're excited to work with Broward County to provide students with the best learning tools available," said Tim Cook, Apple's executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations., in a press release. "Thousands of schools across the country have improved academic achievement with the help of Apple's education solutions, and the addition of 30,000 iBooks will do much to help provide students with necessary 21st century skills."
Yesterday Apple updated the iBook with Power PC G4 processors running up to 1.42 GHz, 512MB memory across the line, better graphics cards and built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. They also sport the two patent-pending Apple technologies rolled out with the last incarnation of the PowerBook: the scrolling TrackPad and the Sudden Motion Sensor.
"As one of the nation's leading school districts, Broward County Public Schools has long used technology to enhance teaching and learning," said Dr. Frank Till, superintendent of Broward County Public Schools. "The new iBooks are ideally suited to meet the needs of our students, and demonstrate Apple's commitment to education."
They come with built-in ethernet and a wireless card, apparently. Shouldn't be too difficult to get it talking to your Windows machines, but one of the Macheads can tell you for sure, or maybe walk you through it.
I'm with you. Any Freeper in the area of the sale FReepmail me as well and I'll send you the 50 bucks...and any shipping and handling....and a few bucks for your time.
Can't beat a 50 dollar Apple laptop....even if it is used.
Hey Ill be willing to do that also.
After they cook few thousand Dell mother boards at $200 a pop the school board will be begging for Mac to come back.
Not to mention the cash they could generate selling the ibooks on ebay.
I'll send you $100+ for two! Freepmail me! :D
Does anyone have a fair idea of the actual chance of getting there and being able to acquire one of these little guys? If it'd be a decent chance, I'd drive up from Savannah. Anyone along I-95 want to catch a ride?
As long as the story has been online, here at FR, Diggnation, etc....you'd best get there a day early and stake out some space in line.
I hope anyone planning to head there got the latest information regarding the new residency requirements:
Unless a lot of software is included, that will eat up the difference real quick!
I still have my Apple IIc. My grandsons love the games and using the joy stick.
I first got on the internet at home with a Mac IIci and 14.4 k modem.Still have them. I rescue Macs from the trash and today got a 5260/100 in working order for $6 at Goodwill. Goodwill now erases the hard drives of Windoze computers and they price them at $40!,I expect they don't have a utility for the Mac.
Sometimes we are so fixated on the new that we discard the perfectly good just because it's not this year's model.
If there is a weak area on the standard Mac infrared mouse it is the cable where it joins the mouse... the wires break, causing the mouse to freeze from time to time when the cable is bent one direction. If that is what is happening, buy a new mouse.
I did, and it seems to be working. The problem got worse, in that my whole keyboard would also freeze - could not shut down, quit, anything - so, new keyboard and mouse.
Good news. A riot occurred!
Click the link for the video
OMG!!! LOL looks like a cattle stampede
I love the lady who just "started kicking people in the balls".
LOL!! I thought that's what I heard HAHAHAHAHA!
Reminds me of that one day sale they have on bridal stuff at Filene's Basement ;)
LOL!! Yeah hehehehehe. Wow this is amazing.
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