A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be sitting in a meeting which included a sneak preview of the new Surface Pro 3, which was an eye-opening experience to say the least. Whilst watching the Windows device expert doing a simple demo, I realised how ideal the device would be to IT managers, educators, Heads and any students doing intensive essay or project based work.
Picture a world where a student could use one tablet device to type dissertations, install programmes, programme a game they're working on, type last minute essay edits whilst on the go, carry out Excel analysis for a research project, watch Netflix on the train home and take pictures whilst on holiday with their mates!
Surface Pro 3 in the day of a student
Essentially, the hybrid tablet is better tailored to keyboard intensive work such as essay and report writing (and watching Game of Thrones), due to its larger 12" screen size which makes it that extra touch more comfortable on the eyes. There are plenty more features that you can check out for yourself but the reason I wanted to flag the opportunity below is because I think educators and students at university would love the Surface Pro 3 if they had the chance to try it out! I can picture myself using it as my only university device. I'd be able to take notes during my lectures and tutorials and crack on with my dissertation in the library for hideous hours on end. I would equally love to have it for my four and a half hour train journeys from Edinburgh to London when I visit my brother and friends, to
watch Netflix carry on studying of course. It would be a nice change from lugging around my 15" laptop and huge battery charger into university and out and about every day, that's for sure!
So on to the juicy stuff...
Skype are offering a limited-time opportunity to win a Surface Pro 3 this June!
To get involved, use your Skype account to call a minimum of 3 landline numbers or mobile numbers this week, before the 30th June when the competition ends.
Have a go and please share with your students - they all use Skype anyway so it would be a piece of cake for them.
Click here to register!