Awhile ago I was contacted by one of those “influencer” networks that have been slowly creeping into the blogosphere after years of supplying mainstream media types with fancy gadgets and demo units to show off and explore with the public consumer in mind. So in the interest of full disclosure, I happily received a brand new Lenovo ThinkCentre m90z (a big fancy title for one of those nice all in one desktop computers, with a fancy touch screen).
It’s a really BIG machine for a desktop unit, measuring in at a whopping 23 inches, and it’s actually pretty cool to watch my Kindergarten-age daughter playing with it. It takes up a good portion of our computer desk at home, and when I first took it out of the box I thought to myself, “Wow, if any schools really wanted to outfit a lab with these things, they’d have to seriously consider just how much space they have.” Besides the fact that it has size going for it, the touch screen is pretty responsive; enough so that it really wouldn’t cause many headaches with someone using it on a regular basis in the classroom, where notoriously fickle technology often doesn’t get a second chance.
I don’t want to bore anyone with the same write up you could find at any tech review blog, or watch on some youtube “unboxing video”, so I thought I’d bore you with a 9 minute video demo of an actual kid using the computer, so you can see for yourself where the computer shines (the ability to touch it), and where it falls short (extra “clicks” required to let the computer know where you’re finger is before using a tool). Thus, I present to you the first of my Lenovo ThinkCentre Touch Screen Ed-Smack Down series…..Tux Paint edition
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