There are plenty of examples of education customers who have made the switch to Windows 8, putting new touch devices into the hands of students to allow them to get the benefit of three different worlds in one device:
It's described pretty well by this slide below, that one of my colleagues uses. It shows that it's not about having an 'either/or' choice, but the ability to have both sides of the equation.
Over the last few months, there have been a number of case studies and stories appearing of educational customers who have made big bets on Windows 8 devices around the world. Some of the examples are:
Sadly, none of the examples above is from Australia. I know that there are schools who have rolled out Windows 8 touch devices to their students, but at the moment I don't have their permission to write about them.
So here's a plea – if you're in an educational establishment in Australia, and you'd be happy to have a chat with me about your Windows 8 story, then drop me an email and let's see if we can share your story here too.
I'm no educational establishment, just a teacher! But we started a trial of 1:1 hp elitepad900s this week, in yr 4, in qld. Going great so far!