Tablet PC option for faculty

From WSU Technology Knowledge Base
Jump to: navigation, search
Lenovo yoga pen.jpg

About this article

This article includes information about the Tablet PC model available for faculty only. It is intended for faculty who participate in the E-Warrior Digital Life and Learning Program.

Introducing the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga

Debuted in December, 2013, the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga combines the durability and reliability of the ThinkPad line with the innovation of the Yoga Tablet and was selected as the Tablet PC option for the 2014-2015 academic year and will be offered again in the 2015-2016 academic year. Note that this model has no wired network port, no CD-DVD drive, and no VGA port. To connect to a data projector, you will need a Mini HDMI to VGA adapter.

Why is there a Tablet PC option for faculty only?

The E-Warrior Digital Life and Learning Program has always offered students and employees a choice between a comparably-configured PC and Mac laptop. In 2004, we decided to offer as the PC option a Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC with a rotating screen and stylus. We saw the educational potential of the tablet platform and digital ink, but the idea was just a little ahead of its time and campus reaction to the convertible laptop was largely negative. While we switched back to a standard PC in 2005, we continued to offer a Tablet PC option to those faculty, particularly in the College of Science and Engineering, who really liked the convertible and its digital ink features for teaching purposes. Since then, we have expanded the E-Warrior Digital Life and Learning Program to include a handheld tablet in addition to a standard laptop, which provides everyone with a pen-sensitive surface. However, we continue to offer a Tablet PC for those instructors who prefer it over a standard laptop model.

2015 Tablet PC model

This year's Tablet PC option is the Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga.

Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga
Operating System Windows 8.1
CPU Core i5-4200U 1.6Hhz Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz
Memory 4 GB DDR3L-1600
Screen Size 12.5" widescreen
Screen Resolution 1920x1080
Screen Features Pen-sensitive LED
Storage 128 GB solid state drive
Graphics Intel HD 4400
CD/DVD Drive None
Weight 3.5 lbs
Keyboard Full size backlit
Ports 1 Mini HDMI

2 USB 3.0

1 4-in-1 Digital Media Reader

1 Audio in/out

Related articles