Torfaen County Borough Council has kept more than 2,000 laptops intended for school pupils and teachers in storage for over 18 months. The machines were bought under a Welsh Government pilot project.
The authority says the laptops were to be shared with Monmouthshire and Newport councils. Torfaen was left with kit costing around £1 million, after Newport City Council pulled out of the deal. Newport says it never made a formal commitment to the project.