GET A C0MPUTER OR LAPTOP AND INTERNET
FINDING COMPUTERS FOR THE POOR
Donations to a public school are tax deductible. Fill out the form below for more information or call the school at 480 655-7444 or email email@example.com.
Please donate your old computer "that works" and has wifi. This would be very helpful for our school.
The staff will take care of the details so that you can receive a tax deduction from your taxes by filling out the form.
We are always appreciative to donars that give the school old or new computer and laptops.
LAPTOPS DON'T LAST
Laptops are convenient but have major problems.
• The batteries don't last through the years of use.
• The screens break easily.
• Their easily dropped and will break very easily.
Desktops vs Laptops
A Desktop setup needs a desk or table top set the monitor, keyboard, and mouse on. The computer can be put on the ground or on the table/desk, but it's safer from children's destruction.
New vs Refurbished
Refurbished PC's are New Horizon School's recommendation. A Windows 10 machine that's refurbished comes with the operating system liscences up to date if you purchase it from an authorized refurbish business.
What to look for.
An i5 Intel processor is a very good start. i7 is expensive but a very good upgrade. AMD is also very good depending on the version. These would be PC's using Microsoft Windows 10 and doesn't depend on the internet to operate. PC's don't use the "cloud" to run. Chromebooks cannot function without the "cloud".
Again. Be sure to have a good virus protection program on a PC.
PC's vs Apple vs Chromebooks
Limitations of Chromebooks (need internet to function)
New Horizon School uses PC Desktops and Laptops for students.
Intel systems (PC's) use the Microsoft Operating System which is supported more than the others.
At school we use Mavis Beacon to teach typing. Many programs like this are PC based and not supported with other operating systems.
PC's are not based on "the cloud" and operate fine even without the internet (wired or "wifi").
Apple and Chromebooks have limitations. Chromebooks look better for price but with many tradeoffs.
PC's need a virus protection program that monitors the system like "Norton". PC's are notorious for getting viruses.