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    iPad Air 2 to be supplied to all UK MPs following general election

    The cost for the iPad plus a laptop will be about £1 million over the next four or five years.
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    Re: Reviews - iPad Air 2 to be supplied to all UK MPs following general election

    So they are setting aside £1500 per MP to give them an ipad... what is this? YOU DONT NEED THAT, you can have a simple chromebook for £100 - £200 and be done with it.

    Sorry but why is our tax being spent on this stupidly overpriced technology? Dont mind people buying apple products when its their own money and choice but they have essentially forced the public to fund a personal choice.

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    Re: Reviews - iPad Air 2 to be supplied to all UK MPs following general election

    nice to see tax money at work and all in the recession together

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    Re: Reviews - iPad Air 2 to be supplied to all UK MPs following general election

    I can understand WHY they choose iPads (because these types already have them at home and therefore know how to use them)......but why the hell are we paying for them!?!?!?

    Switching would imply a training cost, I'd like to think that these intelligent people who run our country can figure out how to use Android, Windows or just about any OS or app they are given!
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    Re: Reviews - iPad Air 2 to be supplied to all UK MPs following general election

    why they couldn't pick a android/windows slate at half the price I have no idea.... but then MP's aren't exactly known for being the intelligent sort especially when it comes to spending money wisely.

    Having said that the iPad being suggest is about £500 including vat so about £415 because they won't pay vat, then there's a bulk discount (there will be one) so where exactly is the other £600,000 going.... a £1000 apple macbook air perhaps?

    I'm also of the view that why are WE paying for them as an extra perk, they already get expenses to claim stuff for 'work' back so they could buy it themselves if it's actually needed. Though I would assume there is a saving on paper/printing etc.

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    Re: Reviews - iPad Air 2 to be supplied to all UK MPs following general election

    Most MPs cant find their own arses with both hands so how this gross waste of tax payers money will help them is a mystery to me.

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    Re: Reviews - iPad Air 2 to be supplied to all UK MPs following general election

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Though I would assume there is a saving on paper/printing etc.
    I presume this as well - and any number of other improvements such as backup/accountability etc. etc. No need to check the sign in sheet to see if your MP turned up in parliment etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Though I would assume there is a saving on paper/printing etc.
    and additional costs in replacing lost/broken/stolen iPads, dealing with the fall-out when one of them leaves it on the train with highly confidential documents on the drive and a silly number of "claims" for appstore downloads like "Fruit Ninja".
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    Re: Reviews - iPad Air 2 to be supplied to all UK MPs following general election

    There'll be a maintenance contract built in at about twice the cost of the original device. Oh yeah, that works out about right.

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    Re: Reviews - iPad Air 2 to be supplied to all UK MPs following general election

    What a waste of cash. Personally I really don't like apple products and it annoys me my cash is being spent on them. Could have got a Windows 8 2 in 1 or chromebook for half the price and it would have replaced both devices. Should have stuck with BOYD to be honest. After all that way you buy what you need not what gets forced on you.
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    Re: Reviews - iPad Air 2 to be supplied to all UK MPs following general election

    Maybe they could get them for free pending the outcome of the European commissions investigation into Apples tax avoidance, never mind cash for questions think iPad Air 2 for putting in a good word.

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    Re: Reviews - iPad Air 2 to be supplied to all UK MPs following general election

    I don't have any Apple products but I kind of understand why they are choosing them - simplicity of use. Most Members of Parliament probably aren't very technical. Perhaps they should take some training from Barclays digital eagles

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    Re: Reviews - iPad Air 2 to be supplied to all UK MPs following general election

    I agree with what most have already said, this seems ridiculously unnecessary and expensive.

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    Most of these won't be used, they'll just find their way to family members. Considering how much MPs steal this is just another bit of cream for the b*******s.
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    Re: Reviews - iPad Air 2 to be supplied to all UK MPs following general election

    I get the simple to use and being idiot proof etc, but why not pickup a load of the older model of ipads for next to nothing as the screens have 10 less pixels it weighs 0.5g more and is 2% slower.

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    Re: Reviews - iPad Air 2 to be supplied to all UK MPs following general election

    All they'll be doing is playing games during PMQs anyway. Swingeing bastards. Anyone who WANTS to be in power is precisely the person who should not ever be allowed to be in power. This story is proof.

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