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Two examples of the innovative technologies introduced by Lenovo with the IdeaPad S10e include advanced network security and remote manageability tools. Advanced network security tools prevent users from accessing unauthorised internet content and control access to NSW DET networks. Remote manageability tools allow NSW DET to remotely monitor and manage the devices on demand, wherever they are located, maximizing their efficiency and effectiveness.
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10e features ground breaking theft protection features such as hardware level reporting, retrieval and remote disabling functions and RFID tagging. The Lenovo IdeaPad S10e presents a zero value theft proposition thereby removing any incentive for them to be stolen and protecting the students and teachers that use them.
In-built connectivity options such as wireless LAN and WAN, bluetooth and ethernet enable the Lenovo IdeaPad S10e to be used in a variety of settings – the classroom, the library, the playground, in the home, on the bus – anywhere students study, collaborate and learn.
AND-THIS; (What the S10e can actually do)
the S10e offers Internet connectivity features to enable students to do online research, sharing and collaboration tools, and email, social networking and other web applications. It also features basic functionality for word processing and light multimedia presentation functionality.