Over recent years, technology has become closely integrated with school curriculums across all levels, which is a fantastic step to improve students’ skillsets and prepare them for the digital future. As jobs disappear and new ones arise, we need to think about what industries or fields provide promising prospects for students’ futures. There’s no doubt that jobs in the creative, scientific, and engineering fields will continue to be plentiful, and we’re bound to see a rise of new jobs in the digital and technological space too. That’s why now more than ever, schools need a solid technology foundation in their labs and classrooms, to keep their lessons up with the wave of new jobs that is expected, and to give students the best platform to put these skills to use.
When choosing PCs to go into classrooms and computer labs, the options you’d be looking at are All-in-Ones, Desktop PCs, Workstations, and of course the mobile devices (Laptops and Tablets). While mobile devices have their place in the classroom and curriculum, it’s also important to have desktop computers in place for the additional benefits of extra processing power, screen size, ergonomics, and better connectivity to name a few. We’ve put together a list of some of the best AIOs, Desktop PCs, and Workstations for your classroom from PB Tech.
All-in-Ones are perfect to have in the classroom due to their clutter-free and space-saving designs (plus, there’s no need to worry about getting a monitor to go with them!). They come with all the essential performance needed to integrate technology into every lesson, and provide an enriched learning and teaching experience. Their size and portable design make them ideal for any learning location such as classrooms, libraries, and shared learning stations.
The HP ProOne 400 G4 All-in-One PC is a great choice for schools. This versatile PC is ready for every task or activity your students have coming their way, sporting a high-performing 8th Gen Intel® Core™ and 8 GB of RAM. Along with its’ business-class performance, the suite of collaboration, security, and manageability features will really enhance the way your students compute. Performance wise, it’s a fit, but how about everything else? You’ll also be pleased to know that it’s easy-to-deploy, sleek, and compact making it hassle-free and easy to fit into the smallest of classrooms. And with 24” screen, there’s enough screen real estate there to comfortably view everything on the screen.
If you’re considering an off-lease option, check out the HP EliteOne 800 G1 All-in-One PC. As with all our off-lease products, this AIO has been reconditioned by our team to provide a solid education solution for a low price. The HP EliteOne 800 G1 features an Intel® Core™ i5-4590S CPU and 8GB RAM for smooth processing of day-to-day tasks in the classroom. You’ll be able to easily connect all peripherals and media to the PC via one of the six USB 3.0 ports – bonus, it has a front-facing webcam built in so that opens up more doors for collaboration too.
The PB Everyday Home PC 4306 offers solid performance and reliability to keep up with your and lessons. Equipped with an Intel Coffee Lake 6 Core i5-8400 CPU and 8GB RAM, you won’t have to worry about your students lagging behind in their work. This PC also comes with a whole lot of storage! With 240 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD, there is more than enough storage to keep up with an entire classroom!
If you’re looking for an off-lease option, we recommend the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Off-Lease PC for reliable day-to-day operation that you and your students can depend on. It comes equipped with an Intel® Core™ i5-4570 and 8GB of RAM which provides the performance needed to keep up with all sorts of tasks and lessons, plus 500 GB of HDD storage which is plenty to store all of your class’s files.
While desktop PCs will provide more than enough power for most tasks, there’ll be times when the task at hand might just need some more grunt. That’s where workstations come in. The cutting-edge performance in workstations not only support multiple-monitor learning environments (for extra productivity), but they also enable activities like graphic design, CAD, or coding.
The PB Pro 58126 Workstation has more than enough power and grunt to take on whatever projects your students need to dive into! This is an incredible PC build with a dedicated CPU and graphics card that takes a step into the pro range and is ideal for students who need to use demanding applications and/or designing high-end innovative media content.
Equipped with an Intel 8th Gen Core i7-8700 CPU, a powerful NVIDIA Quadro P2000 graphics card, and 16GB of RAM, students’ will experience superior operating performance that will let their creativity bloom through their creation of cutting-edge video, audio and other media content! A 2TB HDD will provide heaps of storage for large files, programmes and all other media content - so you won’t need to worry about buying extra HDDs anytime soon! Despite all this power, don’t worry, it keeps the noise down. This workstation is designed with a silent tower chassis to ensure quiet performance all day – no matter what intensive programmes are operating. This workstation is a great investment for schools that want reliable, powerful performance for a wide range of programmes.
For an entry level option, check out the PB Pro 58016 Workstation. With an Intel 9th Gen Core i5-9400F CPU, an NVIDIA Quadro P620 2GB graphics card, 16GB RAM, and 500 GB SSD, you can still expect amazing performance!
Workstations often come at a more premium price-point, but it’s important to remember that the investment is not only in the additional power and performance; but also an investment in the students, and preparing them for the highly promising fields of science, mathematics, engineering, DME & digital media.
If you want further advice on the best desktop PCs for your school, would like to request a quote or place an order, or just have a general education enquiry, get in touch with one of our education specialists here.