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Surface is Microsoft’s first tablet, and it’s designed around Windows 8. Surface comes in two distinct versions, one model running Windows RT and one running Windows 8 Pro. The Windows 8 Pro model has an Intel processor and runs the full desktop version of the OS. The Windows RT model has an ARM processor, and though it still has the classic desktop, it loses the ability to run legacy apps.
The excited chatter and smiling faces of Year 10 as they left the last Year Assembly of 2012 told you that something very special had just happened. As indeed it had…
At the end of each term, each year group comes together to celebrate their achievements and congratulate students who have made outstanding contributions to the year group, worked especially hard and enjoyed great success. This half term, Year 10 took part in a competition the results of which were announced at the final year assembly before Christmas. Every time students gained all their stamps for the week, gaining 25 House Points, they gained a ticket for a prize draw. Extra tickets were awarded by staff for outstanding work or progress, or for an excellent achievement. By the date of the draw, 320 tickets had been awarded, some students having gained as many as eight tickets.
The 2nd of November saw the release of Apple’s new iPad mini, an iOS based device with a 7.9 inch HD display. The new iPad intends to break into the marketplace previously held as a stronghold for Amazon’s Kindle as well as a plethora of lower-end Android based tablets. The mini’s price also looks to help tackle this volatile market starting off at £269. The device is even more portable, being 23% thinner and 53% lighter! To hold and behold, the device blows the competition clean away with styling and its quality feel.