Microsoft Surface Pro
ITD provided a Microsoft Surface Pro as the standard computer for non-school staff.
ITD now manages the ongoing repair and renewal process, on behalf of the department, so that staff can focus on their core business.
As part of the Microsoft Surface Pro bundle, staff received:
- Microsoft Surface Pro
- 32" monitor
- wireless keyboard and mouse
- Microsoft SurfacePen
- carry bag/protective sleeve.
This ultra-lightweight device, weighing less than 800 grams, supported the business requirements for flexibility, mobility and collaboration.
It can function as a laptop, a tablet or a desktop device. Staff can connect the Surface Pro to a Microsoft Surface dock and use it like a desktop device or remove its typecover to use it as a tablet.
The Microsoft Surface Pro negated the need for additional laptop, tablet, iPad and monitor purchases.
The Surface Pro measures 292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm and comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM.
Microsoft Surface Book 2
The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a computer for running processor and memory-hungry applications.
When application testing identified such applications, ITD recommended a Surface Book 2.
The Surface Book 2 weighs 1500 grams and, just like the Surface Pro, can act as a desktop when connected to a monitor, keyboard and mouse via the dock.
The Surface Book 2 measures 312 mm x 232 mm x 15 mm and comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM.
Monitor, keyboard and mouse
ITD provided a Phillips 32 inch high-definition monitor with the Surface device. These monitors are height and angle adjustable, with the option to rotate to portrait orientation.
The monitor is large enough to display multiple documents at a time. In addition, the Windows 10 operating system includes functionality to easily split, adjust and position the documents or applications on the screen. Staff may also use the screen of the Surface itself.
ITD also provided a wireless keyboard and mouse set with each device.
Carry bags and protective sleeves
ITD provided an Everki carry bag/protective sleeve to help protect the device from damage and support portability.
With the flexibility and mobility offered by the new Surface devices, comes greater responsibility. At the end of each day, staff now need to either take their device home with them or securely store it in the office.