PREFERRED LAPTOP CONFIGURATION FOR GRADES 7-12:
-Windows 10 or 11
-256 GB storage
-Antivirus (see details below)
Note: 4 GB RAM is acceptable, but the laptop will run slower and have a shorter lifespan. We realize some families already have a MAC or Chromebook. These can also be used, but if you are purchasing a new device, we recommend using the configuration listed above.
Chromebooks can be used, but it will be a bit more challenging for students. They have limited storage capacity and are dependent on cloud storage. If the internet connection is unavailable or limited, files are not accessible. Chromebooks will not allow for installation of Office 365. Students will need to download an app to access Office and know how to use it.
Students may purchase laptops on their own or purchase through Dell. Financing options through Dell are available and can be discussed with our representative.
Call Dell’s K-12 sales line at 888-693-9448 and give them Member ID: 530017979599. You can order anything on Dell’s website from them, and if interested, they can provide financing information. You may also order from www.dell.com/mpp/LubbockChristianSchool or contact our dedicated sales representative Jose JHidalgo, Jose_Hidalgo@Dell.com.
All student computers are required to have antivirus installed. Options are as follows:
-Sophos has a free option - https://home.sophos.com/en-us/download-antivirus-pc.aspx.
-If you already have antivirus installed on a home computer, check to see if you can install it on multiple devices.
-You can purchase your own, such as McAfee or Norton.
Students do not need to purchase Microsoft Office. It can be downloaded through the school. Information can be found here: https://www.lubbockchristian.org/editoruploads/files/MS_Office_Instructions.pdf.
We already have a laptop for our child. Do we need to order another one?
No, you can use the device you already have.
Do we have to order from Dell?
No, LCS is just providing this information to you to assist with purchases and discounted pricing. You are welcome to purchase from another vendor.
If we buy from Dell is our purchase connected with the school?
No, your purchase will be a direct transaction between you and Dell. LCS only worked with them to provide you with discounted prices.
Are financing options available? Yes, contact the Dell sales reps for more details.
Will we need to purchase an Internet plan with our device?
All students must use LCS WiFi, and you will not need an outside service for laptops. We will work with students to ensure connectivity.
Will elementary students need a laptop?
Elementary students will not need a laptop. These students will have opportunities to use the LCS computer lab.
More questions? Contact Amanda Sutterfield.