Menu
Asus programme touts Eee PC for the classroom

Asus programme touts Eee PC for the classroom

Asus has launched a programme dubbed Lighthouse, aimed at getting schools talking about its new nine-inch Eee PC 900 notebook.

At a recent roadshow for the education sector, retail account manager Wendy Wood told the audience schools who participate in the programme could adopt ultramobile technology and share their deployment experiences with the wider industry.

“The philosophy is to get schools more aware of the Asus brand. The product is so ideal for the school environment, we want to help them make the investment.”

Asus will give schools $10 back for each Eee PC 900 bought, with a minimum purchase of 30 units. The company will also use its industry networks to get reduced-price software for schools, along with giving assistance with infrastructure issues and professional development.

Wood says there will be opportunities for schools to promote their use of ultramobile technology. “Everyone’s competing for the education dollar, so this will get more good publicity,” she says.

In return, Asus will evaluate schools to see if they’re improving in the use of the technology and that staff are upskilling.

The roadshows were held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, which also included a Windows Live demonstration by Microsoft.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.

Tags asus

Featured

Slideshows

Bumper channel crowd kicks off first After Hours of 2018

Bumper channel crowd kicks off first After Hours of 2018

After Hours made a welcome return to the channel social calendar with a bumper crowd of partners, distributors and vendors descending on The Jefferson in Auckland to kick-start 2018. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Bumper channel crowd kicks off first After Hours of 2018
Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

In 2017, merger and acquisitions fever reached new heights in New Zealand, with a host of big name deals dominating the headlines. Reseller News recaps the most important transactions of the Kiwi channel during the past 12 months.

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017
Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

The channel in New Zealand came together to celebrate the close of 2017, as the final After Hours played out in front of a bumper Auckland crowd.

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours
Show Comments