Laptop Program 2019

Beechworth Secondary College 1:1 Laptop Program

Computers are an important tool for student learning at Beechworth Secondary College, providing access to: on-line research, DET’s eduSTAR.SOE packages of software, local and global communication, online learning modules, Edrolo, Cambridge mathematics, online testing, graphic design, online library including video, Mathematica to name but a few.

We believe in the ability of technology to transform learning. As a staff we are in the process of enriching our programs to take advantage of technology. 21st century learning skills are vital for this generation and these skills rely on the effective use of technology.

Option 1 School Model

The following is the preferred laptop for students to purchase for 2019 and is available for purchase on-line using following the link http://shop.compnow.com.au/school/beechworth-sc

Dell Latitude 3190 11.6″: A laptop that provides a cost effective learning solution built to a U.S. Military Standard tested for durability, pressure, temperature, humidity, shock and vibration so it can handle student life.

Features:

  • Intel Pentium N5000 QC 1.1GHz Processor
  • Intel UHD Graphics 605
  • 11.6″ HD (1366 x 768) Non-Touch Display
  • 4GB 2400MHz DDR4 Memory
  • M.2 128GB SATA Class 20 Solid State Drive
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 WiFi
  • BT 4.2 Wireless Card (2×2)
  • 3-Cell, 42Whr Battery
  • Windows 10 Home (64bit)
  • 3 Year Dell ADP Pro Support

In the event that a system is accidentally damaged, you simply contact the School directly. After we identify the cause and extent of damage, we provide the repair services needed.

  • Next Business Day (NBD) Onsite Service
  • Spills at School or at Home
  • Drops, falls and other collisions
  • Electrical surge
  • Accidental Damage Protection (ADP)
  • Damaged or broken LCD due to a drop or fall

Price: $899.00

Advantages of purchasing a BSC model

  • We provide daily backed up personal network storage to every student
  • ICT fix-it centre for free technical support and advice in the Library
  • Fully compatible with all school security, software and advanced wireless features
  • School assisted onsite warranty and spare parts through Dell

 

Purchasing:

https://shop.compnow.com.au/school/beechworth-sc

  • Laptop can be purchased outright, via credit card or direct deposit
  • Finance can be provided for via the BSC-web-shop
  • If you cannot order via the web shop or need to talk to a salesperson about your order, phone “Computers Now” on 03 9554 6034 and tell them you are a parent ordering on the BSC web portal.
  • Please contact the school office if you require further assistance.

 

Option 2 BYOD (Bring your own device)

Parents may choose to provide their own device for their student to use. In this case the specifications of the device must match or exceed that of the school model.                                                            In particular:

  • 11.6″ HD (1366 x 768) Display
  • 4GB 2400MHz DDR4 Memory
  • M.2 128GB SATA Class 20 Solid State Drive
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Wifi
  • Windows 10 Home (64bit)

Students that bring an Acer or Dell will be given the option to have the schools image installed on their machine giving them exactly the same software and network connection as the school device. Devices from other manufacturers will be connected to the school Wifi for internet and access to printers.

Please be aware that any technical issues with BYOD devices will not be fixed by the school technician.

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