Microsoft sponsored a customer panel here of some early adopters. One, Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., supplies students with laptops and has been testing tablets over the years.
Stephen Landry, the university's CIO, said that students like the iPad and tablets generally, "but you can't take away the laptop" or their need for Office. Students in the class of 2016 enrolled in science or honors program are receiving the Samsung Slate PC.
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