What does the laptop levy cover?

posted 7 Dec 2014, 04:20 by Darryl Hobson
Many may think that they are paying for a laptop over the three years that the levy is charged. The comment is made that they can buy a cheaper devise for thier son/daughter at a local computer retail shop. However, the cost of the laptop is NOT the only component of this charge. The laptop levy is used to cover the cost of the laptop as well as provide the following products and services:-
  • A three year warranty and accidental damage protection on the laptop.
  • Servers and infrastructure - this needs to be maintained in order to provide network connectivity and internet access.
  • Internet connection fees - I am sure all families who have internet access understand this cost.
  • Software - this is often a hidden cost. A computer without software is not much good and we need to licence the software used on the school laptops.
  • Support - this comes in the form of extra laptops for use while repairs are happening and also staffing a help desk to deal with day-to-day issues.
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