The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is in its third year with the Tablet Program for all incoming freshmen. The first two years have been a great success.
The tablet PC has all the functionality of a regular laptop. In addition, the screen pivots to become an electronic notepad on which you can write. It is wireless-equipped so that students will be able to access the internet from any of our classrooms or even outside on the quad. Students will also be able to download any of the specialized software for which the School of Mines has site licenses.
All incoming freshmen are part of the program and will be issued tablet PCs. A Tablet Program fee of $372.75/semester (Fall 2009) will be charged to the student to pay for the costs associated with the TabletPC and the Tablet Program (eligible for financial aid).
More information on the TabletPC Program.