I compared the price online. Why does the estimated price offered by the district seem higher than what I see online?
If making a comparison, please make sure you select the 2.2GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 instead of the 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5. Also, a 3 year warranty is included in our estimate.
The discount also depends on the number of families that are interested in purchasing the laptop through us.
Based on purchases in previous years the price range is estimated between $1300 and $1400.
Will there be an option to purchase a laptop through the schools during the school year?
The decision to purchase laptops will need to be made during the first installment window which opens in April.
Can my student bring in a Chromebook?
Yes. Please read.
Some courses require software to be downloaded and installed. Chromebooks are built to access browser-based applications and do not support locally installed applications. Also, some flash based content may not work on a Chromebook.
However, we understand the device of choice might be a Chromebook for a number of reasons. If a student’s device doesn’t support tools used in a course, there will be loaner laptops to borrow for the class.
What does it mean when it says “they must have administrative access”?
Students must have the ability to install software and make adjustments to settings on the laptop. Some families might have their laptops setup with separate user accounts and restrict abilities for certain household members. An administrative account wouldn’t have these restrictions.
Will you be placing restrictions on the laptops?
No restrictions will be placed on the laptops. Internet content will still be filtered while the laptop is connected to the WPS network at the Wellesley High School.
When will we receive the laptop if purchasing a laptop through the schools?
If a student purchases a laptop, they will receive the laptop at the beginning of the school year upon receipt of the second payment.
Will I get a cover with the purchase option?
No. Please be sure to bring a good cover with you so your laptop is well protected in the backpack.
If my student has an older laptop that (s)he uses that does not meet the minimum recommended specs but works, can he bring it?
Yes. It is recommended to get a new battery so (s)he will not be tethered to the wall in the classroom. Also (s)he should be sure to bring in his battery charger every day too.
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