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The way you mention the value of a child's education to justify buying apple products is simply insidious. Obviously I can't prove it, but you stink of somebody with a commercial interest in persuading schools to buy into the Apple product family. On top of the points I've made above, Apple has proven several times in the US that it is totally unwilling to provide any form of discount on its products when bought in bulk, even for government contracts. They insist on the purchaser paying full retail price for each individual unit. I don't suspect that any of the other big manufacturers would be different, but I've just looked on Amazon again and you can buy tablet computers for under £100. Why would a school pay 5-times that for what effectively amounts to a branded luxury version?