An Irish’s school attempt to modernize its textbooks is being called an “unmitigated disaster” by principal, Martin Gleeson. The institution decided to switch to HP’s Elite Tablets was the result of a year and a half of research and planning – which proved unmatched for HP Tablets. They reportedly are failing to turn on, spontaneously going to sleep, looping during automatic repairs and updates, and even failing to connect with the school’s Wi-Fi.
The parents of students from Mountrath Community College in Laois were responsible for purchasing the tablets for €550, but since they are not working as planned, the school is replacing them with ordinary textbooks, without charge.
In a letter sent to parents, Gleeson said, ” The HP Elite Pad has proved to be an unmitigated disaster. We have met with HP representatives on a number of occasions to address the issues.” Read more