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2020-10-16 9:37:39 PM  
Lenovo? I may live in the People's Republic of Massachusetts, but I live in a town of 11,000 people. We have one school that all grades k-12 go to.

Imagine my surprise when my kindergartner was provided with a brand new iPad to do the home part of her schooling. I think the older kids got some sort of notebook or netbook or mini-laptop. I wonder what brand those are.
 
2020-10-16 10:51:31 PM  
I have two Lenovo tabs and they hardly ever catch on fire.
 
2020-10-16 11:28:11 PM  
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2020-10-17 1:48:47 AM  
This is why iPads and Chromebooks are used in schools.
/probably got a too good to be true "deal."
 
2020-10-17 1:49:30 AM  

kdawg7736: [cdn.vox-cdn.com image 850x478]


It really probably is. Doubt the school got them custom made. Thousands on thousands of the same tablets are out there and if they were all bursting into flames it would have been on the news. Everyone loves watching a lithium fire happen to someone else.
 
2020-10-17 1:51:30 AM  

flemardo: kdawg7736: [cdn.vox-cdn.com image 850x478]

It really probably is. Doubt the school got them custom made. Thousands on thousands of the same tablets are out there and if they were all bursting into flames it would have been on the news. Everyone loves watching a lithium fire happen to someone else.


Forgot to add my favorite.

Unicycle on fire
Youtube b5FJTb2ep3Y
 
2020-10-17 2:01:33 AM  
well, it has "NO" right in the middle.
 
2020-10-17 2:02:53 AM  
At my last job, I was assigned with preparing 2,000 Lenovo tablets for some of our distributors. This stopped after about 300 of them because we ran into so many quality control issues with them (batteries not charging, unresponsive displays, and a small fire in one) that the company didn't want to risk it's reputation with a bunch of shoddy tablets. Another 2000 from a no name Chinese company came in. I was less than enthusiastic at first, but lo and behold, all 2000 of them worked just fine.
 
2020-10-17 2:09:26 AM  

AllCatsAreBeautiful: This is why iPads and Chromebooks are used in schools.
/probably got a too good to be true "deal."


It was a Chromebook more than likely. Lenovo's Windows tablets are too expensive for schools, since they are for business.
 
2020-10-17 2:23:35 AM  
Genius! Storing all the Lenovo tablets in one place surely won't burn down the school, requiring  a new school, to eventually be paid for by Lenovo....
 
2020-10-17 2:23:37 AM  

TheXerox: At my last job, I was assigned with preparing 2,000 Lenovo tablets for some of our distributors. This stopped after about 300 of them because we ran into so many quality control issues with them (batteries not charging, unresponsive displays, and a small fire in one) that the company didn't want to risk it's reputation with a bunch of shoddy tablets. Another 2000 from a no name Chinese company came in. I was less than enthusiastic at first, but lo and behold, all 2000 of them worked just fine.


Teen's Dell Laptop Bursts Into Flames
Youtube CIB4UQ2oSJo
 
2020-10-17 2:38:49 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: AllCatsAreBeautiful: This is why iPads and Chromebooks are used in schools.
/probably got a too good to be true "deal."

It was a Chromebook more than likely. Lenovo's Windows tablets are too expensive for schools, since they are for business.


Too expensive? You obviously don't know most of the parents in my school district. Everything top shelf.
 
2020-10-17 2:41:49 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: AllCatsAreBeautiful: This is why iPads and Chromebooks are used in schools.
/probably got a too good to be true "deal."

It was a Chromebook more than likely. Lenovo's Windows tablets are too expensive for schools, since they are for business.


The article says it was a tablet that caught fire, not a laptop. The Chromebook licensing does not extend to tablets, desktops or cell phones, only laptops. Have you ever see a Chromebook tablet?
 
2020-10-17 2:47:14 AM  
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2020-10-17 2:54:29 AM  

flemardo: flemardo: kdawg7736: [cdn.vox-cdn.com image 850x478]

It really probably is. Doubt the school got them custom made. Thousands on thousands of the same tablets are out there and if they were all bursting into flames it would have been on the news. Everyone loves watching a lithium fire happen to someone else.

Forgot to add my favorite.

[YouTube video: Unicycle on fire]


like a budget version of back to the future. Lol
 
2020-10-17 3:36:58 AM  
In my day we didn't have fancy shmancy iPads or Leenovo's to catch fire. We just used hairspray.
 
2020-10-17 4:09:59 AM  

Bob Down: I have two Lenovo tabs and they hardly ever catch on fire.


Once is enough, but I say the same thing about my toaster.  It only caught on fire once.  Now I watch it when I'm making toast. I also obsessively make sure it's unplugged when I'm done.
 
2020-10-17 6:02:27 AM  

AllCatsAreBeautiful: drjekel_mrhyde: AllCatsAreBeautiful: This is why iPads and Chromebooks are used in schools.
/probably got a too good to be true "deal."

It was a Chromebook more than likely. Lenovo's Windows tablets are too expensive for schools, since they are for business.

The article says it was a tablet that caught fire, not a laptop. The Chromebook licensing does not extend to tablets, desktops or cell phones, only laptops. Have you ever see a Chromebook tablet?


Google's own pixel slate runs chrome OS so yes there are in fact chrome OS tablets.
 
2020-10-17 6:05:50 AM  
Also it looks like lenovo makes the duet which is also a Microsoft surface type knockoff and a chrome OS based tablet like Google's own pixel slate. It is also under 300. It very well could have been a bunch of duets that they bought with keyboard attachments
 
2020-10-17 6:06:59 AM  
 
2020-10-17 6:19:18 AM  
Wouldn't that be a lawsuit if they burned down the house? Wouldn't there be repercussions and consequences?
 
2020-10-17 6:53:55 AM  
No home means don't have to do any homework.
 
2020-10-17 6:57:42 AM  

AllCatsAreBeautiful: The article says it was a tablet that caught fire, not a laptop. The Chromebook licensing does not extend to tablets, desktops or cell phones, only laptops. Have you ever see a Chromebook tablet?


Lenovo makes a Chrome OS Tablet for the education market, the Lenovo 10e. As does Acer.

Lenovo a consumer version, the Duet. I have one of them, and mostly like it. I wish it had more than one port, and I want someone to make a hard case for it, but it beats any Android tablet because it gets software updates. Every Android tablet I have owned (I've had four of them) was an OS update orphan, after maybe one version update.

Lenovo shows the Duet out of stock, but Best Buy seems to have them regularly.
 
2020-10-17 9:16:27 AM  

recombobulator: TheXerox: At my last job, I was assigned with preparing 2,000 Lenovo tablets for some of our distributors. This stopped after about 300 of them because we ran into so many quality control issues with them (batteries not charging, unresponsive displays, and a small fire in one) that the company didn't want to risk it's reputation with a bunch of shoddy tablets. Another 2000 from a no name Chinese company came in. I was less than enthusiastic at first, but lo and behold, all 2000 of them worked just fine.

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1.    Remove whatever is plugged into the back of the laptop.

2.    Remove the battery.

Neither was done.  Morons abound...
 
2020-10-17 9:17:47 AM  

TheXerox: At my last job, I was assigned with preparing 2,000 Lenovo tablets for some of our distributors. This stopped after about 300 of them because we ran into so many quality control issues with them (batteries not charging, unresponsive displays, and a small fire in one) that the company didn't want to risk it's reputation with a bunch of shoddy tablets. Another 2000 from a no name Chinese company came in. I was less than enthusiastic at first, but lo and behold, all 2000 of them worked just fine.


Quality Chinese Engineering.
 
2020-10-17 9:25:05 AM  

recombobulator: TheXerox: At my last job, I was assigned with preparing 2,000 Lenovo tablets for some of our distributors. This stopped after about 300 of them because we ran into so many quality control issues with them (batteries not charging, unresponsive displays, and a small fire in one) that the company didn't want to risk it's reputation with a bunch of shoddy tablets. Another 2000 from a no name Chinese company came in. I was less than enthusiastic at first, but lo and behold, all 2000 of them worked just fine.

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Ya. Leaving a running or charging laptop on a couch or carpet is always a bad idea. Turn it over. See those cooling vents? Blocking them is not smart. And blocking them while sitting the laptop on something flammable is an even worse idea.
 
2020-10-17 2:49:21 PM  

Prof. Frink: No home means don't have to do any homework.


House burnt down,
And no home work.

School recalls tablets,
'Cause in flames they burst.
 
2020-10-17 2:56:51 PM  

qlenfg: Prof. Frink: No home means don't have to do any homework.

House burnt down,
And no home work.

School recalls tablets,
'Cause in flames they burst.


Hopefully at least you managed to save your best porno mag without getting busted.
 
2020-10-17 6:17:12 PM  

The_Homeless_Guy: AllCatsAreBeautiful: drjekel_mrhyde: AllCatsAreBeautiful: This is why iPads and Chromebooks are used in schools.
/probably got a too good to be true "deal."

It was a Chromebook more than likely. Lenovo's Windows tablets are too expensive for schools, since they are for business.

The article says it was a tablet that caught fire, not a laptop. The Chromebook licensing does not extend to tablets, desktops or cell phones, only laptops. Have you ever see a Chromebook tablet?

Google's own pixel slate runs chrome OS so yes there are in fact chrome OS tablets.


Wrong. Pixel is a consumer only tablet. Never ever sold as a Enterprise or Academic device.
/former googler
 
2020-10-17 10:14:15 PM  

AllCatsAreBeautiful: This is why iPads and Chromebooks are used in schools.
/probably got a too good to be true "deal."


Chromebooks, thanks...that's what the older kids have.
 
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