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What makes a great student device

Look out for these key features


HIGH PERFORMANCE

Go for 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage or above and
Choose a fast processor such as the newest Intel® processor.

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.

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.

LIGHTWEIGHT

Aim for under 1.6 Kg.
Ask for a protective case to endure the rough and tumble of the school day

RUNS BOTH APPS AND PROGRAMMES

The latest Windows apps and settings go with you across all devices.
Able to run programmes such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop or AutoCad.

USB PORT

Needed to connect digital peripherals, such as a microscope, a printer, graphics tablet, a music keyboard, thermometer, light meter, etc.

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

CAMERA

Choose devices with world-facing cameras for the best experience
With an in-built digital camera, students can capture their work and
share images, video or even through live interaction over Skype

DIGITAL PEN

A active digital pen with precise input can be used for note taking, sketching and writing maths equations and learning character based languages.

FAMILY SAFETY SOFTWARE

Windows Defender and SmartScreen.
Windows Family Settings.