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Free laptops for students from the government. We know what the parameters are supposed to be

All the requirements for , which in September 2023 are to be received by all students of the 4th grade of primary schools, have been described in the Government Administration Service Centre. It is a tender for PLN 760 million.

Laptops for free. The government is preparing a gift for students

In terms of performance, it is clarified that the device must achieve a CrossMark benchmark score of at least 1100. So no specific details are given here. The situation is different in terms of RAM – laptops must have a minimum of 8 GB with the possibility of expansion to a minimum of 16 GB. The SSD must be at least 256 GB.

Devices for students are also to have at least a 13-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a brightness of 220 cd/m2. The laptop must have camera, at least two USB ports (including at least one USB 3.0 port and one USB-C port), and a digital video port. Another requirement is a battery with a minimum capacity of 37 Wh.

The laptop itself cannot weigh more than 2.5 kg and must have a minimum of 36 months manufacturer’s warranty. “The service must be located and provided on the territory of Poland” – we read. It was also indicated that it must be installed by the manufacturer of the device with a legal 64-bit operating system.

Free laptops for students. Government: Entire families will benefit

completely free. – We want them to be handed over to students as their own property, so that whole families can use this equipment. We want this program to remain in schools permanently, and that subsequent years also receive such support – said Janusz Cieszyński, Government Plenipotentiary for Cybersecurity, during a press conference on Tuesday.

that the purchased laptops will be delivered directly to the school governing bodies. This year, a tender for equipment for teachers will be launched, and next year a tender for equipment for the next year of students.

More information from Poland

Minister Cieszyński pointed out that the decision to start the development of digital competences in children of the fourth grade of primary schools was in line with the recommendations of experts. It has been indicated that students at this stage begin to:

  • learning more subjects than in grades 1-3,
  • computer science classes,
  • core curriculum where computers are needed,
  • develop digital skills in various lessons.

Source: Gazeta


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