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#1 #Michael

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 20:44

The windows 8 tablet poc was canceled at work and I am left with a dell latitude 10 and 2 hp elitepad 900 tablets.  I cannot sell them as they are company property.  I have no reason to continue to program for them as it won't go anywhere.  So, what do I do with them.  Currently they are in the storeroom gathering dust.




#2 Crisp

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 20:49

Give me one :D



#3 OP #Michael

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 20:53

Give me one :D

 

I'd love to give me one but I can't.



#4 PGHammer

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 20:57

The windows 8 tablet poc was canceled at work and I am left with a dell latitude 10 and 2 hp elitepad 900 tablets.  I cannot sell them as they are company property.  I have no reason to continue to program for them as it won't go anywhere.  So, what do I do with them.  Currently they are in the storeroom gathering dust.

Do you have interns at your company?  If so, give them to the interns to use.



#5 pookie62

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 20:59

I'd love to give me one but I can't.

 

Well, I think you have answered your own question then.  They cannot be loaded with any other OS, so unless you (and the company) are open to using them as is, then they will waste away.  When we have had technology unused at work, the office manager (or budget owner) has typically agreed to give them away to charity.  I would push for that rather than have them become obsolete and then going to a landfill.



#6 RevolverPanther

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 21:04

lol i have exactly same devices that are stacked up in my vault. I work in infrastructure and the business decided that the device was not fit for purpose. We went with Ipads in the end. I work for a well known energy supplier , we invested in tough Case's and accessories all canned for the apple way of life. :)



#7 Dashel

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 21:15

Give them to IT to donate, sell, or use?  Ask for them?



#8 McKay

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 21:20

Can you give them to a charity organisation? For their use or to sell?



#9 Dot Matrix

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 21:24

Keep them to evalute 8.1?



#10 +Lingwo

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 21:25

Say they are broken and "throw" them in the skip.



#11 OP #Michael

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 21:25

Give them to IT to donate, sell, or use?  Ask for them?

 

I am IT.  I do network/mobile infrastructure for a fortune 100 company.  The win8 poc was canceled by our c-level execs due to budget reasons. 



#12 Hum

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 21:25

coffee tray ?



#13 OP #Michael

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 21:27

Keep them to evalute 8.1?

 

Those happen to be the two models that you can't put 8.1 on at the moment due to graphics and other driver issues.


lol i have exactly same devices that are stacked up in my vault. I work in infrastructure and the business decided that the device was not fit for purpose. We went with Ipads in the end. I work for a well known energy supplier , we invested in tough Case's and accessories all canned for the apple way of life. :)

 

Sounds exactly like my company.  We have thousands of iPads within our company.



#14 LUTZIFER

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 21:48

Use em to play fetch with your dog, if you have one.



#15 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 22:07

Ask one of your higher ups that you're cool with if you may have them?