Archos plans on giving away Windows 8.1 tablets and notebooks to middle and high schools in France at a reduced rate. Archos is aiding a new country-wide education program in France, called the "Grand Digital for Schools Project.” Archos will be supplying middle and high school students with up to 50,000 devices in 2015 and a staggering 1 million devices in 2016.
Archos plans on offering Windows 8.1 9-inch tablets for €200 ($227), 10-inch tablets for €250 ($283), and a 14-inch notebook for €300 ($340). Archos will offer the tablets and notebooks with pre-installed programs depending upon each individual school’s preferences and needs.
Some of the features that Archos will include on their tablets and notebooks will be:
- “Applications Kiosk: The educator can easily access content adapted to their curriculum and lessons.
- Preloaded Content: ARCHOS will let each academy create their own digital work space by preloading on each tablet or computer links to their own work space.
- Fleet Management: solutions adapted to allow local administrators to manage the installed tablet or notebook remotely.”
Archos plans to release more information about its "Grand Digital for Schools Project” plans in March. For more detailed information, check out the Archos press release in the link below.