To ensure teachers continue to gain access to the latest technology, the laptop model is upgraded each financial year.
- 2007 - 2008: Lenovo R61 and Apple MacBook (MB403X/A)
- 2008 - 2009: Lenovo R400 and Apple MacBook (MB881X/A)
- 2009 - 2010: Hewlett-Packard 6530b and Apple MacBook (MC240X/A)
- 2010 - 2011: Dell Latitude E5410 and Dell Latitude E5410 3G enabled laptop
- 2011 - 2012: Dell Latitude E5420 (with 3G capability) and MacBook Pro
- 2012 - 2013: Acer P643-M (with 3G capability) and MacBook Pro
This means there are a number of models now being used by state school teachers.
Hardware configurations are available.
PC or Mac?
The Computers for Teachers team understands that each school has different ICT needs and requirements, with this in mind the Initiative offers schools the option to receive a PC or Apple laptop.
By default, you will receive a PC laptop.
To receive an Apple, your principal needs to initially determine if your school meets the criteria outlined below.
Eligibility requirements for receiving an Apple
- Requests for Apple MacBooks are not matters of individual teacher preference. They need to be made according to the nature of teaching duties and the need for specialised software.
- All teachers that are set to receive Apple MacBooks must hold a permanent teaching position at a school, with an FTE of 0.4 or greater.
- Your school must already have a fleet of Apple computers. This fleet must comprise of a minimum of 10% of the school's total computer quota (unless a strong special case exists).