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School device for your child

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School device checklist

 Look for the school badgewhen choosing a device for your child.
Run app RUNS BOTH APPS AND PROGRAMS
• The latest Windows – apps and settings go with you across all devices.
• Able to run programs such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop or AutoCAD.
working online and offline WORK OFFLINE AND ONLINE
• Optimised to work in the cloud when you’re connected to the internet and work on your desktop when you’re not.
Battery BATTERY LIFE TO LAST A TYPICAL SCHOOL DAY
• Make sure it lasts a typical school day; 6 hours is usual.
• Remember battery life will vary with usage, so go for a longer battery life if possible.
USB USB PORT
• Needed to connect digital peripherals, such as a microscope, a printer, graphics tablet, a musical keyboard, thermometer, light meter, etc.
Wi Fi  DUAL BAND WI-FI ACCESS
• Make sure it has dual band Wi-Fi (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) to get the fastest access to the school network.
Screen size  10" (MINIMUM) SCREEN, TOUCHSCREEN AND KEYBOARD
• A minimum of a 10” screen – larger for creative or technical work.
• A touchscreen for browsing.
• A keyboard for typing assignments.
 Lightweight LIGHTWEIGHT
• Aim for under 1.6 Kg.
• Consider what your individual student is capable of carrying.
Parental control  PARENTAL CONTROLS
• It’s easy to keep tabs on what tabs your child opens and how long they’ve been online.
• You can even restrict websites and lock down the device.
Important to note: Microsoft advises that purchasers always check that the detailed specification of a particular model is as expected and that it meets your desired criteria. Features and functions will vary within a manufacturers range. This checklist has been created by Microsoft as a guide only. It is based on our experience of working with Primary and Secondary schools in New Zealand and Australia and has been built with assistance from device manufactures. Please remember that actual requirements will vary by usage and user, and we recommend you seek advice from a specialist supplier. Microsoft 
Ultraportable 
Inspiron 11 laptop Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 Inspiron 11 2-in-1    
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  • 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor
  • 4GB memory
  • 32GB eMMC Storage
  • Intel HD Graphic
  • 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) LED-Backlit Touch Display
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor
  • 4GB memory
  • 32GB eMMC Storage
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) LED-Backlit Touch Display
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor
  • 4GB memory
  • 128GB SSD
  • Intel HD Graphics
  
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Daily computing 
Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 Inspiron 15 5000 laptop Inspiron 15 5000 laptop   
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  • 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) LED-Backlit Touch Display
  • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ M3 Processor
  • 4GB memory
  • 128GB SSD
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 15.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) Truelife LED-Backlit Display
  • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
  • 8GB memory
  • 1TB HDD
  • AMD Radeon™ R7 M445 Graphics with 2G GDDR5 Graphics Memory
  • 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-glare LED-Backlit Display
  • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
  • 8GB memory
  • 256GB SSD
  • AMD Radeon™ R7 M445 Graphics with 4G GDDR5 Graphics Memory
 
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Stylish and performance 
Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1  Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 XPS 13 laptop  
Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 
  • 13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angles-IR Camera
  • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
  • 8GB memory
  • 256GB SSD
  • Intel HD Graphics
Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1
  • 13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angles-IR Camera
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
  • 8GB memory
  • 256GB SSD
  • Intel HD Graphics
Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1
  • 13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angles-IR Camera
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
  • 16GB memory
  • 512GB SSD
  • Intel HD Graphics
 XPS 13
  • 13.3” QHD+ (3200 x 1800) InfinityEdge touch display
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
  • 8GB memory
  • 256GB SSD
  • Intel HD Graphics
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