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    • di lausiv tfosorcim eht January 2014 Devices in Education Which one is right for you? education
    • Devices in education: Which one do you choose? Introduction The search for the right device for both yourself and your school can be challenging. What type of device will I get? What do all the specs mean? Which device will best cater for my needs? The problem is, with the broad collection of form factors now available, and the vast price range, there is no ‘one size fits all’ device as every individual has their own needs. For some, a traditional laptop may still be ideal, others may benefit from a hybrid device that offers a tablet with a detachable keyboard, and, in some cases, a tablet may be the ideal choice for a primary device. So how do you select the right device for yourself or your students? We’re going to introduce you to some of our favourite Windows 8 devices across a range of categories and prices*, each selected to assist you in your decision and match your needs. * Each device falls within a price bracket, which are defined as follows: Budget – Under £450 | Mid-range – £450-£800 | High-end – Over £800 “ Which device will best cater for my needs? ” 2 Devices in Education education
    • Devices in education: Which one do you choose? Device types Ultrabooks Tablets Ultrabooks are a high-end Tablets (also referred to as slates) are variation of a laptop. They have portable, touchscreen devices which fall all the performance of a laptop, in-between a laptop and mobile phone. but possess a lighter and sleeker Perfect for on-the-go lifestyles, tablets form factor. Ultrabooks are rarely are lightweight and come in a variety more than 20mm thick when of sizes. The integrated technology such as the accelerometer (which shut, come in a range of screen detects the devices physical movements), storage drives, touch keyboard sizes, and have great battery life. and wireless capabilities mean that you can use the device for almost anything, from reading your favourite novel to writing up a piece of work. Hybrids/Convertibles All-in-Ones Hybrid devices bring you the best of With a full-sized (sometimes both worlds, with the ability to transform touch-enabled) screen, All-in-One from a laptop into a tablet, when needed, PCs combine all the internal to offer a flexible device to suit your components of the machine into needs. They come in many forms, a single convenient and stylish from swivelling screens to those which device, with a smaller footprint completely detach from the keyboard than traditional desktop PCs. dock, giving you the freedom to choose the best device to suit your working style. 3 Devices in Education education
    • Primary School Student 4 Devices in Education education
    • Primary School Student Immersive and interactive, touch based experiences, are particularly well suited for primary school age learners and devices that help enable these experiences should be prioritised wherever possible. Younger learners are also conceivably the users most likely to test a devices resilience, so you want to ensure that the devices you provide them with are durable enough not to shatter if they are accidentally dropped or banged on tables. With this in mind, the following devices would be well suited for this audience: Intel Classmate PC Surface 2 Dell OptiPlex™ 3011 “ Younger learners are conceivably the users most likely to test a devices resilience.” 5 Devices in Education education
    • Primary School Student Hybrid – Budget Tablet – Budget All-in-One – Budget Intel Classmate PC Surface 2 Dell OptiPlex™ 3011 What it can do for you What it can do for you What it can do for you A solid device for The Surface 2 is the perfect As fun and interaction are key any accidental device for young students to to students’ development in drops and transport to and from school, learning, the Optiplex knocks, the Intel weighing only 676g. is an ideal device for Classmate is light It provides a great the classroom. enough for young experience for Its 20” touch- children to carry, students to become screen capabilities but provides everything really engaged in lessons, with access to the Windows enable groups of they need to have fun and learn store education apps and touch screen to make activities students to be able to engage on projects at once, at the same time. We love the 2MP front-facing and more interactive and fun. The kickstand is sturdy with encouraging collaborative learning, while the clear 5MP rear facing cameras which are great for interactive improved flexibility, featuring two positions, ideal for sound quality enhances Skype calls and video playback. learning using services such as Skype, and the retractable energetic young students. The tablet now comes with At a budget price, the Optiplex is a solid option for handle only helps to prevent those inevitable drops. two USB ports, ideal for sharing and installing photos and the classroom. videos from school projects. Integrated with Office 365 Education, the Surface 2 does it all, in one device. 60GB 10” Touch Screen Size Hard Drive Up to 10.6” 10h Battery Life Touch Windows 8 Screen Size 64GB Hard Drive 10h Battery Life Windows 8.1 RT Specification Specification 20” Touch Screen Size 500GB Hard Drive Mains Only Windows 8 Pro Specification Memory: 1GB or 2GB DDR3 Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 4 Processor Processor: Intel Celeron Operating System: Windows 8.1 RT Screen: 10” HD touch Hard Drive: Dimensions: 241mm (width) x 215mm (depth) x 39mm (max. height) Screen: Weight: 1.41kg Processor: 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5-3470S Processor (Quad Core, 2.9GHz Turbo, 6MB, w/ HD Graphics 2500) 32GB or 64GB Operating System: 10.6”, 1920 x 1080, 16:9 (widescreen), 5-point multi-touch durable display Windows 8 Pro (64Bit) Multi-Language – English, French, German, Dutch, Italian Hard Drive: 500GB 3.5inch Serial ATA (7,200 RPM) Hard Drive Battery Life: Up to 10 hours, 7-15 days idle life Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz Dimensions: 275mm (width) x 173mm (depth) x 8.9mm (height) Screen: Touch Base, 20” WLED 676g Dimensions: 507mm (width) x 66 mm (depth) x 323mm (height) Weight: 8.1kg Weight: 6 Devices in Education education
    • Secondary School Student 7 Devices in Education education
    • Secondary School Student A secondary school student needs their device to be quick and powerful to allow them to research and create content using many different tools – Office 2013, Windows 8 apps, websites, search engines etc, but need something with great battery life to get them through a full school day. Here’s our pick of what would suit their needs: Ergo Microlite Touch Toshiba Qosmio Sony VAIO Duo “ A secondary school student needs their device to be quick to allow them to research and create content...” 8 Devices in Education education
    • Secondary School Student Ultrabook – Budget All-in-One – Mid-range Hybrid – High End Ergo Microlite Touch Toshiba Qosmio Sony VAIO Duo What it can do for you What it can do for you What it can do for you With regular course Project and group work is a A gorgeous alternative to work and research to do, significant part of secondary standard form factors, we know that secondary school, across much of the the Duo can be students need high curriculum. The Toshiba transformed from a performance devices All-in-One can tablet to laptop in which they can easily really encourage seconds with the transport. The speed, touch collaboration and SurfSlider™ screen, capabilities and power of this enhance individual which slides up to device facilitate students to efficiently involvement in group work thanks to its touch screen reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, and seamlessly work on multiple files, research on the capabilities and generous 23” screen size, which enables perfect for getting your college and university web and collaborate via communication technology such each team member to add their input, and feel engaged. work done. The Digitizer stylus allows a fluid and natural as Skype. As students also enjoy down time with their We also know how effective an immersive learning writing style, which you can use to make notes during devices, we like the HD screen and touch capabilities experience is for students, and the combination of touch, class when typing isn’t enough. The Intel i5 processor which bring fantastic game playing and video streaming the full HD display and Dolby sound quality can enhance delivers a fast performance, automatically providing a experiences, while the super-slim design and light-weight the experience of using PowerPoint and Publisher for boost of speed when needed. What more could you ask of the device will appeal to students’ style. presentations and posters, as well as coding for game for when juggling study and personal life? and app design. Up to Touch Up to 500GB 14” Screen Size Hard Drive 5h Battery Life Windows 8 Pro Specification 2TB 23” Screen Size Hard Drive 11.6” 8h Mains Only Processor: Intel Celeron 1037U Processor Operating System: 160GB to 500GB SATA Screen: 14.0” HD screen Battery Life: Up to 5 hours standard battery Dimensions: 340mm (width) x 241mm (depth) x 110-254mm (height) Weight: 2.1kg Hard Drive Battery Life Windows 8 3rd generation Intel Core™ i5-3337U Processor for Ultrabook™ with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3317U Processor (1.70GHz, 2.6GHz with Turbo Boost, 3MB L3 Cache) Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Screen: LED, widescreen, VAIO Display Plus, Full HD 1920 x 1080 Hard Drive: Up to 2TB Battery Life: Screen: 23” Toshiba HD non-reflective High Brightness display Approx 5 hours (sheet battery optional to double battery life) Windows 8 Pro Hard Drive: ® Screen Size 5h Specification Specification ® Touch Windows 8 128GB Processor: ® Dimensions: 320mm (width) x 199mm (depth) x 18mm (height) 316mm (width) x 227mm (depth) x 8.3mm front / 15.9mm rear (height) Weight: 1.5kg Weight: 9 Devices in Education with 16:9 aspect ratio and LED backlighting Dimensions: Starting at 1.12kg education
    • Further and Higher Education Students 10 Devices in Education education
    • Further and Higher Education Students A student in further or higher education needs a device which can handle intensive use while they research and write essays, create PowerPoint presentations and collaborate with their peers, whilst also being able to handle the demands of their personal life, such as playing games, socialising or even making computer and mobile phone apps.* They want something smart and sleek which they can show off, but need something portable enough to take to and from class. *Some students will require more unique devices due to subject choices where they require a device designed for ‘heavy-duty’  use such as programming, media and design. With this in mind, the following devices would be well suited for this audience: Dell Venue 8 Pro Stone All-in-One Lenovo Yoga 11S “ A student in further or higher education needs a device which can handle intensive use.” 11 Devices in Education education
    • Further and Higher Education Students Tablet – Budget All-in-One – Mid-range Ultrabook – High End Dell Venue 8 Pro Stone All-in-One Lenovo Yoga 11S What it can do for you What it can do for you What it can do for you Students need to be able Many students require the The Lenovo Yoga is an ideal to work on the go and visual clarity and sound device as it has the unique collaborate on group quality of a desktop for form of an ultrabook projects outside the studying at home. hybrid which can classroom lectures From enhancing the be used as a and classes, which experience of game tablet to demo this powerful coding to producing PowerPoints tablet enables with its clip in creative design for media when screen sharing keyboard, Windows 8.1 projects, the HP Stone in presentations, and simultaneously as a powerful and integration of Office 365. The device has highly All-in-One is an affordable platform which will transcend laptop to study and take notes from in lectures and class. efficient, desktop-like performance thanks to its Z3000 the learning experience from labs at university and It meets the student’s need to work flexibly, thanks to Intel® Atom™ processor, while the all-day 10 hour battery college to a student’s room at home, thanks to touch its durable battery life and light weight which enables life will support a whole day’s study in cafes, or in class, capabilities and Intel HD graphics display. collaboration on group work in cosy student hangout and light up students’ downtime with back-to-back areas, outside the faculty campus. With a beautifully series and movie watching. light and thin design, the Lenovo Yoga provides work, play and design all in one. Touch Screen Size Up to 64GB 8” Touch Hard Drive Windows 8.1 Pro Specification 13.3” 21.5-23.5” Screen Size Mains Only Touch Windows 8 Screen Size 256GB Hard Drive 8h Battery Life Windows 8.1 Pro Specification Specification Processor: Intel Atom Processor Z3740D (2MB Cache, up to 1.8GHz Quad-Core) Processor: Up to 3rd Gen Intel Core™ i5 featuring Intel® HD Graphics Processor: Up to Intel® Core™ i7-3517U, 1.9G/3.0G Operating System: Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro (32Bit) English Operating System: Up to Windows 8 Pro Hard Drive: 128GB or 256GB SSD Hard Drive: 64GB eMMC Hard Drive Memory: Up to 16GB of DDR3 Screen: Memory: 2GB Single Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz Screen: 13.3” (1600 x 900) IPS display with wide viewing angle, 16:9 Screen: 8.0” IPS Display with HD (WXGA 1280 x 800) resolution with 10-pt capacitive touch Available in 21.5” or 23.5” (1920 x 1080) edge-to-edge projective capacitive (10 point) touch Battery Life: Greater than 8 hours Weight: 10.4kg Dimensions: 333.4mm (width) x 224.8mm (depth) x 16.9mm (height) Weight: 1.54kg Weight: 12 Devices in Education ® 390g ® education
    • Educators 13 Devices in Education education
    • Educators Any educator requires a PC to enable them to prepare, teach and communicate within the education environment. They use their devices for a diverse range of activities, from electronic grade records, to communicating with students, parents and other educators, to designing lesson and assignment plans. Their device is often used as the primary teaching and projection device in a classroom, and may therefore be used for video-conferencing and web browsing in addition to the aforementioned. Consequently, they need a device which can keep up with their fast-paced lifestyle, and has the ability to perform multiple functions without slowing down. With this in mind, the following devices would be well suited for this audience: ASUS VivoBook S200E Toshiba Portégé Z10T Acer Aspire S7 “ Consequently, they need a device which can keep up with their fast-paced lifestyle.” 14 Devices in Education education
    • Educators Ultrabook – Budget Ultrabook – High End Ultrabook – High End ASUS VivoBook S200E Toshiba Portégé Z10T Acer Aspire S7 What it can do for you What it can do for you What it can do for you A sleek, lightweight A flexible alternative This beautiful looking device is device with a price point for educators great for teachers who want to starting at under £350, requiring a powerful get things done while looking this ASUS is perfect for a but portable device professional at the same time. teacher just starting their that easily adapts to The screen can be opened to 180 career. The touchscreen different situations. degrees and laid flat, making it allows you to make the most Ideal for travel, perfect for collaboration, and the of Windows 8, but you still have full it combines the functionality of a Acer Crystal Eye HD camera allows you to video laptop functionality for those all important lesson plans powerful laptop, with access to internal servers conference with other classrooms around the world and emails. The devices size is only a plus, and is easily and work from any location thanks to Windows 8 Pro, using services such as Skype. The Intel Core i7 processor portable for when your bags are full of various textbooks plus provides the flexibility of a tablet. Create and deliver provides a seamless experience, whether browsing the and worksheets. We know that connection ports are presentations, or easily perform multimedia tasks in web or running multiple applications, giving you more important for teachers, as you need to connect to display class and lectures, in both tablet and laptop mode with time to work and less time waiting for things to load. equipment, peripherals and other devices, and the ASUS a simple click. When in tablet mode, it can be used as a If you want a high performance, lightweight and visually doesn’t let you down, being able to connect to almost digital notepad, making it a convenient tool for meetings, impressive device that provides you with everything you anything with its VGA, HDMI and USB ports. education conferences and parent evenings. need as a teacher, this is the device to choose. 11.6” Touch Screen Size 500GB Hard Drive 5h Battery Life 128GB 11.6” Touch Windows 8 Specification Screen Size Hard Drive 5h Intel Pentium B987 Operating System: Windows 8 Hard Drive: Touch Battery Life Windows 8 Pro Specification Processor: 13.3” Screen Size 128GB Hard Drive 6h Battery Life Windows 8 Specification Processor: 3rd generation Intel Core™ i5-3439Y vPro™ Processor for Ultrabook™ with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 500GB Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (pre-installed) Screen: 11.6” 16:9 HD (1366 x 768) LED Backlight Hard Drive: Battery Life: 5 hours Screen: Dimensions: 303mm (width) x 200mm (depth) x 22mm (height) Battery Life: Up to 5 hours Weight: 1.4kg Dimensions: 299mm (width) x 220.5mm (depth) x 16.9mm front / 19.9mm rear (height) Weight: Starting at 1.45kg 15 Devices in Education ® Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3517U Processor Screen: Active Matrix TFT Colour, 1920 x 1080, LED backlit, multitouch screen 128GB Dimensions: 323.3mm (width) x 223.5mm (depth) x 11.9mm (height) 11.6” Toshiba TruBrite® IPS Full HD touch display Weight: 1.3kg ® education
    • Senior Managers and IT Professionals 16 Devices in Education education
    • Senior Managers and IT Professionals It may seem strange for us to group senior managers and IT pros into one section, but there is reason behind the seeming madness. While these two groups consume different content on their PCs, their requirements are actually quite similar. In their roles, they both need devices with high performance, professional looks and ample storage. Senior Managers Senior managers are often in and out of meetings with governors, staff members, parents and external businesses. They need their device to be portable and sleek in order to give a professional impression, yet high-powered so that they can do their work without the technology slowing them down. With this in mind, the following devices would be well suited for this audience: HP Envy 23-d010ea IT Professionals An IT professional’s main requirement in a device is its performance. In order to manage the school’s ICT infrastructure, an IT pro needs a device which will keep up with them and allow them to run multiple, heavily intensive management applications without slowing down. In the same way as senior managers, they may often find themselves in internal and external senior meetings due to their influence on the school’s ICT choices. Surface Pro 2 Lenovo X1 Carbon “ In their roles, they both need devices with high performance, professional looks and ample storage.” 17 Devices in Education education
    • Senior Managers and IT Professionals All-in-One – Mid-range Tablet – Mid-range Ultrabook – High End HP Envy 23-d010ea Surface Pro 2 Lenovo X1 Carbon What it can do for you What it can do for you What it can do for you The Envy’s 3rd generation The Surface Pro 2 is the With work accessibility being Intel processor provides a ideal tablet for IT Pros a fundamental necessity for a fast processing speed which and Head Teachers. head teacher or IT Professional, gives all the performance It is powerful enough the Carbon Touch that senior managers and to replace a laptop Ultrabook delivers IT pros need. Its structure is thanks to its next- sublimely with its smart, with edge-to-edge generation Intel Core™ i5 Intel® vPro technology – glass design, but doesn’t processor, making it ideal for transporting, and you can manage, protect, repair, and locate your assets work from compromise performance, browse and work for longer, thanks to its improved battery anywhere in the world. A 128GB hard-drive provides ample and you can even mount it life, longer than the original Surface Pro. A great tool for storage of documents, email and software installation, on the wall. With the 10-point touch sensitive screen, work as unlike many other tablets, it’s compatible with and the capacitive touch panel allows for impeccable you can introduce a truly hands-on approach to all Windows software and is built with Windows 8.1 Pro, response time to 10-finger touch, channelling your time leadership meetings, or get your team of IT technicians enabling anywhere access to school domains, personalised into productive work only, and conveying a seamless involved in the solution planning process. files and apps for work on the go. With its sleek design, professional experience in meetings and presentations. click in keyboard/cover and weighing a light 900g, Benefit from a full day’s roaming with 7 hour battery life, the Surface Pro 2 is the ultimate tablet to be mobile despite high performance. Plus, Rapid Charge will top up and efficient, whilst looking professional. the battery to 80% in 35 minutes. ® ® 500GB 23” Touch Up to Screen Size Hard Drive 512GB 10.6” Mains Only Windows 8 Specification Touch Screen Size Hard Drive 10h 14” Touch Battery Life Windows 8.1 Pro Specification Screen Size 256GB Hard Drive Specification 8.2h Battery Life Windows 8 The NEW Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Processor: Intel Pentium G645 Processor: 4th Generation Intel Core™ i5 Processor Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 Processor Operating System: Windows 8 Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro Operating System: Windows 8 Hard Drive: 500GB Memory: Up to 8GB RAM Hard Drive: 128GB or 256GB Screen: 23”, Full HD 1920 x 1080, 10-point touch sensitive Hard Drive: Up to 512GB Screen: Dimensions: 580mm (width) x 21.4mm (depth) x 455mm (height) Screen: 10.6” ClearType Full HD Display HD+ Anti-Glare (1600 x 900), (300 NITS) Wide Viewing Battery Life: Up to 10 hours, 7-15 days idle life Battery Life: Rapid Charge up to 80% battery life in 35 minutes Dimensions: 275mm (width) x 173mm (depth) x 13.5mm (height) Dimensions: 311mm (width) x 226mm (depth) x 18.85mm (height) Weight: 900g Weight: 1.36kg 18 Devices in Education ® ® ® Coming February 2014. education
    • Devices in education: Which one do you choose? Conclusion With the number of devices on the market, there really is no reason to has provided you with some guidance as to what type of device will get a ‘generic’ device which doesn’t suit your needs. We’ve only shown enhance your lifestyle. Whether you choose to buy one of the devices you a small selection of what is available, and we know that a device we’ve mentioned, or find something of your own, we want you to enjoy has to be personal for it to feel right, but we hope that this eBook your PC experience, and get as much out of your device as possible. T “ here really is no reason to get a ‘generic’ device which doesn’t suit your needs.” 19 Devices in Education education
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