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What to do with 3 unused win8 tablets?

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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.

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Give me one :D

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Give me one :D

 

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

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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.

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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.

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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. :)

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

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

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Keep them to evalute 8.1?

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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. 

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

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coffee tray ?

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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.

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

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

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

 

I already took the surface pro that wasn't being used.  I know it's a huge waste but I was thinking of using one as a digital picture frame/display.

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I already took the surface pro that wasn't being used.  I know it's a huge waste but I was thinking of using one as a digital picture frame/display.

And that sort of thinking (in general) is why PC sales (and Mac sales, for that matter) are lagging - and it's far from unique to business; in case you were too busy drooling over iDevice sales numbers in Apple's last earnings report, Mac sales took it on the chin once again.  (More proof that it's not as much about Windows 8/8.x as it is "why upgrade".)

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Give...I mean, donate one to me, lol! ;)

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I would say run them for folding at home or the like but its a tablet...

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You could donate one to me and say I am your assistant. :D

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I already took the surface pro that wasn't being used.  I know it's a huge waste but I was thinking of using one as a digital picture frame/display.

 

I have a USB dock hooked up to my Surface Pro; through it, I have my mouse, keyboard, 5.1 speakers, 3 monitors and the rest of the usual peripherals.  For all intents and purposes, it's my main PC--hardly uses any power, hardly generates any heat, and makes no noise. I constantly remote into other machines through it.

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I would say run them for folding at home or the like but its a tablet...

 

That's like trying to run the indy 500 with a chevy aveo....just won't happen.

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I already took the surface pro that wasn't being used.  I know it's a huge waste but I was thinking of using one as a digital picture frame/display.

 

Dude, you should be using that up! You're letting a whole PC go to waste there.

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I already took the surface pro that wasn't being used.  I know it's a huge waste but I was thinking of using one as a digital picture frame/display.

 

Why aren't you using it?  How is your company's use so generalized that no one could benefit from deploying them?

 

I know several charities that would be happy to offer a donation receipt for such equipment.

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install some malware,and pretend they are not safe being on premises, just in case of TEH NSA. higher up will tell you to take them out back and destroy them. send me one for the advice,and sell the other two. profit $$$$$$$$$$$

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