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.
- 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.
|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|
|Audio ports||Headphone and microphone socket||Headphone and microphone socket|
|Operating system||Capable of running Windows 10 Pro||Chrome OS|
|Security||TPM 2.0||Google Security Chip H1|
|Weight||Maximum 1.8kg||Maximum 1.29kg|
|Battery life||7 hours||10 hours|
|PSU||Fitted with UK 3-pin plug as standard||Fitted with UK 3-pin plug as standard|
|Age of Laptop||No more than 4 years||No more than 4 years|