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  1. 1. Which one is right for you? April 2014 Devices in the Third Sector Third Sector themicrosoftvisualid
  2. 2. 2 Devices in the Third Sector Introduction The search for the right device for you and your charity, housing association and social enterprise can be challenging. What type of device will I get? What do all the specs mean? Which device will best cater my needs? The problem is, with the broad collection of form factors now available, and the vast range of prices, 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 and colleagues in the office, or which device to recommend to volunteer workers or field staff? 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 to match your needs. Devices in the Third Sector: Which one do you choose? Third Sector “Which device will best cater for my needs? ” *Each device falls within a price bracket, which are defined as follows: Budget – Under £450 | Mid-range – £450-£800 | High-end – Over £800
  3. 3. 3 Devices in the Third Sector Devices in the Third Sector: Which one do you choose? Device types Ultrabooks Ultrabooks are a high-end variation of a laptop. They have all the performance of a laptop, but possess a lighter and sleeker form factor. Ultrabooks are rarely more than 20mm thick when shut, come in a range of screen sizes, and have great battery life. Hybrids/Convertibles Hybrid devices bring you the best of both worlds, with the ability to transform from a laptop into a tablet, when needed, to offer a flexible device to suit your needs. They come in many forms, from swivelling screens to those which completely detach from the keyboard dock, giving you the freedom to choose the best device to suit your working style. All-in-Ones With a full-sized (sometimes touch-enabled) screen, All-in-One PCs combine all the internal components of the machine into a single convenient and stylish device, with a smaller footprint than traditional desktop PCs. Tablets Tablets (also referred to as slates) are portable, touchscreen devices which fall in-between a laptop and mobile phone. Perfect for on-the-go lifestyles, tablets are lightweight and come in a variety of sizes. The integrated technology such as the accelerometer (which detects the device’s physical movements), storage drives, touch keyboard 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. Third Sector
  4. 4. 4 Devices in the Third Sector Charity Worker Third Sector
  5. 5. 5 Devices in the Third Sector Mobility, communication and collaboration are the fundamental clockworks to the running of charities, which often have subsidiaries and offices remotely located in the UK or overseas, and volunteers and field workers delivering charity missions on the move. With donors harder to come by, it’s essential for charity workers to be ahead of the game and be able to engage in work at all times from anywhere. We’ve handpicked a selection of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices that enable mobile working and communication which empower collaboration, no matter where various team members and volunteers are located. These range from devices for on the move to devices for the office. With this in mind, the following devices would be well suited for this audience: Toshiba Encore 8” HP Envy 23-d010ea Lenovo Yoga 11S Charity Worker Just Giving “More nonprofit organisations and fundraising professionals will adopt a mobile mindset and engage in mobile-enabled fundraising to tap into a new, growing donor pool.” Third Sector
  6. 6. 6 Devices in the Third Sector Toshiba Encore 8 Tablet – Budget Touch 32GB Hard DriveScreen Size 8” Windows 8.1Battery Life 14h What it can do for you The Toshiba Encore is a fantastic tool for out-of- office charity volunteers and employees, easily transportable due to its 8” size and light weight and has a battery life that lasts up to 14 hours. For this reason it’s fantastic for one- to-one engagement for volunteers or fundraisers who are using it to take notes when speaking with the public, or as a mobile clip board. The Encore avoids the need for volunteers to duplicate their notes onto a PC and makes it very easy for them to email you their findings. For museums, galleries and street volunteers this would be an ideal device for employees to be able to interact with the general public and take notes, without having to be seated behind a PC.  Charity Worker Specification Intel® Pentium® G645 Windows 8 500GB 23” Full HD 1920 x 1080, 10-point touch sensitive 580mm (width) x 21.4mm (depth) x 455mm (height) Processor: Operating System: Hard Drive: Screen: Dimensions: HP Envy 23-d010ea All-in-One – Mid-range Touch 500GB Hard DriveScreen Size 23” Windows 8 What it can do for you The Envy’s 3rd generation Intel® processor provides charities with a fast processing/performance speed to cater to the pace of data management, admin processing and report and document write-ups that employees execute from the office to illustrate the value and impact being driven back to their donors. The 23” screen is a fantastic visual platform for employees to connect their PCs or tablets to and work on multiple projects at once, while the touch sensitivity can empower a more hands- on and collaborative experience for employees working together on projects or participating in a conference call. Mains Only Specification Up to Intel® Core™ i7-3517U, 1.9G/3.0G Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro 128GB or 256GB SSD 13.3” (1600 x 900) IPS display with wide viewing angle, 16:9 Greater than 8 hours 333.4mm (width) x 224.8mm (depth) x 16.9mm (height) 1.54kg Processor: Operating System: Hard Drive: Screen: Battery Life: Dimensions: Weight: Lenovo Yoga 11S Ultrabook – High End Touch 256GB Hard DriveScreen Size 13.3” Windows 8.1 ProBattery Life 8h What it can do for you The Lenovo Yoga is a perfect blend of sleek modern form and high productivity function. With Up to Intel® Core™ i7-3517U, 1.9G/3.0G processor, the Yoga has fantastic processing performance, ideal for charity employees focusing on strategic, analytical and creative work. The touch screen has remarkable, supple flexibility, with ability to fold right back 360 degrees, transforming into an ultra powerful tablet, which is ideal for meetings or where employees wish to perform presentations with a tablet. This avoids the need of purchasing both a PC and tablet for the office, saving your charity costs! Making it an optimal ultrabook for the office. Up to Specification Intel® Bay Trail - T Windows 8.1 32GB 2GB 8” 1280 x 800 with 5-point multi-touch support Up to 14 hours 213mm (width) x 10.68mm (depth) x 136mm (height) 1.06 lbs Processor: Operating System: Hardrive: Memory: Screen: Battery Life: Dimensions: Weight: Third Sector
  7. 7. 7 Devices in the Third Sector Housing Association Employee Third Sector
  8. 8. 8 Devices in the Third Sector Housing Association Employee Here’s our pick of what would suit their needs: Lenovo Miix 2 (8”) Surface Pro 2 Ergo As4 All-in-one Tenant welfare and satisfaction are central to housing associations’ missions. The responsibilities of finding affordable housing for people while meeting tenants’ needs require both workers to be able to maintain modern and efficient websites for application submissions, and simultaneously to be able to work flexibly, often on the go. With that in mind, we have selected Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices which equip employees with domain-access and the ability to connect to internal servers inside and outside the office, are easy to commute with and which are equipped with accessories malleable to the fluid nature of the job. HouseMark “Many social landlords are exploring how IT can be used to deliver business efficiencies and savings.” Third Sector
  9. 9. 9 Devices in the Third Sector Specification Intel Atom Z3740 Processor (1.33GHz 2MB) Windows 8.1 2.0GB LPDDR3 1066 MHz 32GB 8.0” 1280 x 800 Up to 8 hours Processor: Operating System: Memory: Hard Drive: Screen: Battery Life: Lenovo Miix 2 (8”) Tablet – Budget Touch Hard DriveScreen Size 8” Windows 8.1Battery Life 8h What it can do for you The Lenovo Miix 2 is ideal for the mobile nature of employees’ roles in housing associations. Compatible with Office 365, the tablet will provide field workers with essential communication tools such as Outlook, to keep in touch with their team and tenants at all times whilst on the go. We like the Miix as it enables employees to seamlessly meet tenants in person and build better rapports, while remaining connected to the office. You can also save time duplicating hand-written notes by typing them directly on your tablet with Office apps. It has a wonderful 8 hour battery life and can even function similarly to a laptop, thanks to the AccuType keyboard dock which can be added. Housing Association Employee Up to 32GB The Surface Pro 2 is an ideal solution for employees who go out to homes to liaise with tenants and landlords, along with more intense analytical, IT-centred tasks. The device comes readily integrated with Windows 8.1 Pro which enables employees to manage and edit internal sites and data with the domain join feature, which has fantastic productivity for a tablet. The real charm of the Surface Pro 2 stems from its hybrid form-factor which combines the productivity power of an ultrabook PC, thanks to its next generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, yet takes the light, sleek appearance of a tablet which is fantastically convenient for travelling, and has a 10 hour battery life. The click-in keyboard enables rapid note-jotting in meetings. Surface Pro 2 Tablet – Mid-range Touch 512GB Hard DriveScreen Size 10.6” Windows 8.1 ProBattery Life 10h What it can do for you Specification 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor Windows 8.1 Pro Up to 8GB RAM Up to 512GB 10.6” ClearType Full HD Display Up to 10 hours, 7-15 days idle life 275mm (width) x 173mm (depth) x 13.5mm (height) 900g Processor: Operating System: Memory: Hard Drive: Screen: Battery Life: Dimensions: Weight: Up to Specification Up to Intel® Quad Core™ i7 Processor Windows 8 Pro 2.5”/3.5” HDD: SATAII up to 1TB/256GB SSD 1GB - 16GB 1333 MHz DDR3 21.5” or 23.6” 16:9 HD Widescreen 10 point multi-touch Up to 10 hours, 7-15 days idle life 523mm (width) x 39.75mm (depth) x 421mm (height) 6.6kg (standard screen) Processor: Operating System: Hard Drive: Memory: Screen: Battery Life: Dimensions: Weight: Ergo As4 All-in-One All-in-One – Mid-range 1TB Hard DriveScreen Size 23.6” Windows 8 ProBattery Life 10h What it can do for you While tablets and hybrids are ideal for work on the move, content-heavy tasks such as working through housing data, budget sheets and consulting/ editing notes and web pages ideally require a bigger screen, especially if long hours are involved. The Ergo As4 is a really cost-effective device for the office with high processing speed for getting through multiple tasks at once, and all-inclusive Windows 8 Pro, providing management of internal data, with domain-join access. The up-to 23.6” touch screen is large enough to comfortably be able to snap Outlook on one side and email tenants, while reviewing their notes snapped on the other side, a funky Windows 8 feature! Touch Up to Third Sector
  10. 10. 10 Devices in the Third Sector Social Enterprise Member Third Sector
  11. 11. 11 Devices in the Third Sector Social Enterprise Member With this in mind, we’ve hand selected the following devices: Dell Venue 8 Pro Nokia Lumia 2520 Acer Aspire R7 The Guardian Social enterprises are a new movement of passionate entrepreneurs who deliver creative products and services with a philanthropic mission. We understand that as many social enterprises are young businesses, they may require the lowest start-up costs as possible. From businesses kicking off from home, or from the couches of local coffee shops, to those who have just rented their first premises, being able to collaborate with your team in a mobile setting with the latest cloud-based enterprise tools is essential. We have therefore chosen a pool of sleek Windows 8.1 devices, which will help you to surround yourself with the most modern tools to remain competitive and creative, for a low start-up cost. “Now, anyone with a computer and internet connection can build an app in their bedroom that helps to improve the lives of millions of people around the world.” Third Sector
  12. 12. 12 Devices in the Third Sector Specification Up to Intel® Core™ i7 processor1 Windows 8.1 64-bit Up to 256GB SSD or 1TB HDD Up to 16GB DDR3 15.6” Full HD 1920 x 1080, 10-point touch control, 16:9 Up to 5.5 hours 76.8mm (width) x 254.5mm (depth) x 20.6/28.5mm (height) 2.5kg with 4-cell battery pack Processor: Operating System: Hard Drive: Memory: Screen: Battery Life: Dimensions: Weight: Acer Aspire R7 Ultrabook – High End Touch 1TB Hard DriveScreen Size 15.6” Windows 8.1Battery Life 5.5h What it can do for you The Acer Aspire R7 is an ideal PC for the creative members of Social Enterprises working from home or the office. It’s versatile touch screen can take 4 different positions, adapting from emails and web development to creative product design and branding which can be enhanced with the stylus pen to fashion a precise drawing experience. The generous 15.6” screen provides a spacious canvas which can also be closed like any other laptop, to transport from work to home. The FreshPaint Windows 8.1 app which can be downloaded free on the Windows store would perform fabulously on the R7, particularly with the stylus pen, and equip creators with the perfect tools to mock up sketches, logos and designs. Social Enterprise Member Up to What it can do for you The Dell Venue 8 Pro goes a long way for an 8” tablet, with much more to offer than a simple browser or app experience. The device has desktop-like performance thanks to its Z3000 Intel® Atom™ processor, ideal for editing and creating documents with Office. A number of features make this tablet an ideal mobile working device for the social enterprise, such as its fantastic 10 hour battery life and dual cameras, ideal for photo shoots on sites. The Venue 8 Pro supports Miracast, which enables you to project your screen to compatible televisions and screens without cables, great for sharing videos or presentations. It even has an attachable keyboard! Specification Intel® Atom Processor Z3740D (2MB Cache, up to 1.8GHz Quad-Core) Windows 8.1 Pro (32Bit) English 64GB eMMC Hard Drive 2GB Single Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz 8.0” IPS Display with HD (WXGA 1280 x 800) resolution with 10-pt capacitive touch 390g Processor: Operating System: Hard Drive: Memory: Screen: Weight: Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet – Budget Windows 8.1 Pro 64GB Hard DriveScreen Size 8” Touch Specification Quad-core 2.2 GHz Windows RT OS 32GB Display size: 10.1‘’ Full HD (1920 x 1080) Touch screen technology: Capacitive Multipoint-Touch Maximum standby time 25 days 267mm (width) x 8.9mm (depth) x 168mm (height) 615g Processor: Operating System: Hard Drive: Screen: Battery Life: Dimensions: Weight: Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet – Mid-range 32GB Hard DriveScreen Size 10.1” Windows RT OS What it can do for you We choose the Nokia Lumia 2520 as the perfect mobile working hybrid tablet for Social Enterprise members. The 2520 will empower associates to go to project sites or meetings and remain truly connected thanks to the 4G LTE feature which enables you to live video call team members or work online from anywhere (from project site to bus) with 4G coverage. No more Wi-Fi dependence! Keep your team up to speed by permitting them to drive business outside the office and not miss any important emails or deadlines from customers or colleagues. The additional kick stand and keyboard can help workers to fluidly edit and collaborate on the go, and the Lumia 6.7 megapixel camera provides great quality pictures for websites and marketing initiatives. Touch Up to Third Sector
  13. 13. Next steps For more advice information on purchasing Windows 8.1 devices for your Charity, Housing Association or Social Enterprise, please speak to your account manager or go to the: Windows device hub Software Donations – Since 2006 we have worked with the Technology Trust to provide software donations to eligible UK charities through their tt-exchange service. More than 12,000 charities have benefitted. Not all charities are eligible, but many are. There are some limitations on the total amount of software any organisation can receive within a two year period, and some administration charges are made by Technology Trust which support the running of the program. Microsoft is one of a number of companies to donate technology through this scheme. To find out more and to register with the scheme visit: tt – exchange Volume Licensing for Charities – For larger charities and, where our donation programs don’t provide what’s needed, Microsoft Volume Licensing may be appropriate. Eligible non profit organisations can acquire multiple software licenses at reduced prices through Volume Licensing. 13 Devices in the Third Sector Conclusion “There really is no reason to get a ‘generic’ device which doesn’t suit your needs.” With the number of devices on the market, there really is no reason to get a ‘generic’ device which doesn’t suit your needs. We’ve only shown you a small selection of what is available, and we know that a device has to be personal for it to feel right, but we hope that this eBook has provided you with some guidance as to what type of device will enhance your lifestyle. Whether you choose to buy one of the devices we’ve mentioned, or find something of your own, we want you to enjoy your PC experience, and get as much out of your device as possible. Devices in the Third Sector: Which one do you choose? Third Sector
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