Tablets have no physical keyboard and so are best for viewing content, using apps and playing games. Their smaller, lighter form factor means they are often used by very young students. Tablets are also a great ancillary device for older students who want to read content, conduct simple web research and play games on the move.
Laptops or notebooks range from ultra-lightweight devices to powerful rugged devices to suit the toughest of school environments. Powerful laptops can run more demanding educational programs, and are good for students who want to write code, edit videos and create games, as well as manage their schoolwork on a single device.
Laptops with a touch screen as well as keyboard are very versatile, making them ideal for diverse student learning styles and tasks. With plenty of power for running full programs and a touch screen for visualisation and kinaesthetic learning, they are great for multimedia and visual arts students. Some laptops have the option for a pen, increasing the potential of the device further.
2-in-1 devices are laptops where you can remove the keyboard, making them a great investment for school. With the addition of a digital pen, students can take handwritten notes, spontaneously capture and sketch out brainstorm ideas, write mathematically and input character based writing such as Chinese. The flexibility of this form factor gives students the option to study while lying on the floor or even in bed.
Great for school lab environments or as a shared computer at the back of a classroom, All-in-ones provide large touchscreens, and a slim line modern form factor without the hassle of a bulky CPU tower. Devices range in power from entry-level through to workstation.