Tablet PC Campus Demo Tour
It seems that Microsoft has begun its anticipated 2004 Tablet PC marketing campaign with more than just recent magazine spots and internet banner ads. Today an official schedule for Microsoft’s “Tablet PC Campus Demo Tour” has been posted at www.tabletpc.com. So although the benefits of the Table PC for students are apparent, and increasing awareness of these benefits by canvasing college campuses is a logical step in marketing Tablet PC’s to college students – I still have one major question to ask. With the significantly higher price tag of Tablet PC’s vs. traditional notebook and desktop PC’s, how does Microsoft expect college students to come up with the financial ability to make such a purchase? During my college days I still remember surviving on Top Ramen and Keystone Light. If I was still in school, I think I would be lucky to afford an $849 Celeron-based laptop! For me, college days have long passed and I even have a “few bucks” in the savings account. Nevertheless, the purchase of a Tablet PC is still a major one. It will be interesting to see how this plan works out to generate actual sales. Please read on and gather your own opinion!
Put a Tablet PC on your school-supplies list. The new evolution of the notebook, the Tablet PC gives you the freedom to use your notebook in new ways just about anywhere: in the classroom, in the dorm, in the library, on the go. Take notes, write papers, and get access to the information you need when you need it.
Visit these campus locations to see a Tablet PC demo (from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), and try one out for yourself. And while you’re there, enter to win one of 50 free Tablet PCs in the “Tablet PC Hook-Up” giveaway. If you can’t make one of the dates below, come back to this page later. We’ll be adding new dates through June. You can also review the hardware demo, and check out even more cool school tools.
Check out the full article and detailed schedule: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/tabletpc/evaluation/campusdemo.asp
Barry J. Doyle