updated 06:50 pm EDT, Fri June 17, 2005
With Henrico's schools shifting to Dells, iBooks are becoming available for a low price. The schools are getting a new fleet of Dell laptops for high school students and teachers next year, so the county is looking to . As plans stand, this year's seniors will get first dibs on scooping up one of the machines for $50 each. School officials now are polling high schools to estimate how many seniors would be interested in buying an iBook. The county will buy about 22,000 machines for $1 a piece at the end of its lease with Apple this summer. The school system had the option to return them to Apple. "I hope they found them to be good pieces of equipment, and they are going to get some good use out of them going forward," said Dave Myers, assistant superintendent for finance.