Whether it’s furnishing a university library with the technology required for 24/7 study or upgrading the technology in a school, one of the first questions in any procurement checklist has to be ‘laptop or desktop?’ Here’s a list of reasons why D-Tech International is cheering loudly for Team Laptop.
Security You would be excused for thinking that laptops present a bigger security risk than bulky desktops, but that doesn’t have to be the case if they are stored properly. Desktops may be bulky, but they are always going to be accessible to thieves, sat on top of desks. Laptops, however, can be stored securely in steel chassis lockers which also provide a safe charging station.
Portable Laptops can go anywhere! Whether it’s on a field trip, sending students off around the school to encourage group learning, taken outside for an impromptu lesson in the fresh air, or just rearranging the furniture in the classroom, the portability of laptops makes it easier to make notes, complete worksheets, save work, and research. Also, you don’t have to assign an entire classroom or area to IT, which you would have to do with desktops, so you have more freedom to be spatially creative.
Super Powers Laptops use less electricity than desktops and can be quickly charged simultaneously ready for use in lessons. This makes them cheaper and kinder to the environment.
Interactive Children love technology, and they understand it. Many students who would struggle with a more traditional style of learning can grasp difficult concepts through technology, and the gamification of many aspects of learning enables many students to be more engaged in their studies than they would be with a textbook.
Cheaper Moving away from the desktop, you have a broad range of budgeting options depending on your needs and the requirements of your students. From very basic tablets and notebooks to high-performing laptops, shop around for the best fit. Another, very cost-effective option could be to give your students the opportunity to bring their own device (BYOD), particularly as they move up through education towards Higher Education.
If you’re considering a move away from desktops in your establishment but are worried about the security aspects, call us on 01394 420077 for a no obligation chat about computeIT.