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Computers for Kids (2)

Computers for Kids
is a new Daily Mail campaign for the Mail Force charity, which was set up in 2020 to help healthcare workers and volunteers obtain essential personal protective equipment (PPE). Mail Force is a registered charity established and supported by the Daily Mail and General Trust, which owns the Mail newspaper. The money raised in this campaign will be used to get schoolchildren online so they can do the work set by their teachers.

Laptops will be made available to schools that need them. If more money is raised than needed for this mission, all funds will be applied in support of the work of UK schools in other ways.

Upgrading office computers is something all companies do from time to time – and there has never been a better time to donate business laptops.

If you are a company with 50 laptops or more that you could give, and they meet the minimum specifications in the table below, please register your details here and we will get in touch.

Please note:

  • We can only accept company devices and not those donated by individuals.
  • We are now welcoming donations of Tablet devices including iPads – please use the form below to register your details and we will get in touch to discuss whether your devices could be suitable for learning.

Technical specifications

  Microsoft Windows laptop Google Chromebook
Chassis type Clamshell – Business grade Clamshell – Education grade
Minimum screen size Minimum 11” screen
Minimum 11” screen
Resolution HD (or better) HD
Processor Intel or AMD Integrated Graphics Intel or AMD Integrated Graphics
Memory Minimum 4GB Minimum 4GB
Storage Minimum 64GB Minimum 16GB
Connectivity Wi-Fi to 802.11ac Wi-Fi to 802.11ac
Audio Stereo speakers Stereo speakers
Input Standard UK keyboard Standard UK keyboard
Video port Ideally HDMI Yes, through USB-C
Multimedia Webcam Webcam
Audio ports Headphone and microphone socket Headphone and microphone socket
Operating system Capable of running Windows 10 Pro Chrome OS
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Encryption Yes Yes
Security TPM 2.0 Google Security Chip H1
Weight Maximum 1.8kg Maximum 1.29kg
PSU Fitted with UK 3-pin plug as standard Fitted with UK 3-pin plug as standard
Age of Laptop No more than 5 years No more than 5 years


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