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IT equipment used during the London Olympic games will be distributed into education

Olympic legacy heading back to schools

The technological equipment supplied to the Olympic Games will be distributed among various educational institutions and hospitals.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed to PCR that around 500 Olympic-logo branded laptops will be distributed among selected primary schools in the host boroughs, with a few going to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

In all, Acer supplied approximately 13,500 PCs, 1,100 laptops and 900 servers for the games. In the immutable logic of public bodies, these were all sold to a leasing company prior to the games and leased back by LOCOG.

Once the Paralympics are concluded, these will all be reformatted and sold on to schools, hospitals, colleges and universities at a reasonable price.

As well as this, the Samsung phone handsets supplied for the games will be bought by a recycling company and either resold or recycled with nothing going to landfill.

The most important aspect of any technology used for the event main workhorse was stability and so the was the Acer Veriton L670G mini-desktop PC. Despite being a few years old now, the device was known to be capable of handling the tasks assigned to it and offered relatively good performance for its price point.

Expect to see many more of them appearing in schools…

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