2022-2023 Upper School Laptop Program

Greetings St. Andrew’s Upper School Parents! 

We are very excited to welcome your children to school for the 2022-2023 school-year. Included below is information on the three laptop models we offer, and how to purchase the laptop your child will use at school.

We require that incoming Upper School students purchase one of the three selected SAS laptops or use a comparable device that matches one of these models and meets these minimum specifications. Because our school's curriculum relies so much on technology, students must bring the school approved laptop to school each day. Other laptops or devices that do not match these models and general specifications are not allowed, will not be supported and may impact your student's ability to engage with SAS coursework.

Effective use of laptops in the curriculum calls for one of these standardized platforms which ensures that:
  • Each student will be equipped with technology and software that is explicitly tied to the class curriculum
  • The Faculty can prepare and conduct classes knowing exactly what technology and software students have, and be better prepared to assist them with just-in-time support
  • Our technology department will be best prepared to quickly and efficiently troubleshoot and repair the student laptops

Laptop Comparison

Dell Latitude 5320 (Base Model) 13-inch MacBook Air  Dell Latitude 7420 (Enhanced Model)
2.4 GHz Intel i5 Processor Apple M1 Processor 3GHz Intel i7 Processor
128GB Harddrive 256GB Harddrive 256GB Harddrive
8GB RAM 8GB RAM 16GB RAM
Student Software Suite including Microsoft Office provided by SAS
2.9 lbs 2.8 lbs 3.2 lbs
13.3" Screen 13.3" Screen 14" Screen
Touch Screen which folds into Tablet-Mode No Touch Screen or Tablet-Mode Touch Screen which folds into Tablet-Mode
Windows 11 Professional Mac OS 12 (Monterey) Windows 11 Professional
4-year Complete Care Warranty
(including Accidental Damage)
3-year AppleCare+ Warranty
(See Warranty details below)
4-year Complete Care Warranty
(including Accidental Damage)
$1,139 + Tax

The price includes a 4-year Complete Care Warranty that covers manufacturer hardware defects and accidental damage.
$1,078 + Tax

The price includes a 3-year AppleCare+ warranty that covers manufacturer hardware defects. It also covers two annual incidents of Accidental Damage where a $99 service fee will be charged by Apple for screen/enclosure damage or a $299 service fee will be charged by Apple for other accidental damages.
$1,599 + Tax

The price includes a 4-year Complete Care Warranty that covers manufacturer hardware defects and accidental damage.

 

How to Order a Dell Latitude 5320 or 7420

To order either of the Dell laptops for your child, please follow the steps below:

1. Order a Dell laptop online by going to www.dell.com/standrews. You will have the option of choosing one of these two exact laptop models with configurations and pricing we have setup for you. 

For any questions regarding the ordering or shipment of your laptop, please contact our dedicated Dell sales specialist, Austin Robbins at Austin_Robbins@dell.com

How to Order a Macbook Air

To order a Macbook Air for your child, please follow the steps below:

1. Order the Macbook Air directly from Apple by going to www.sasaustin.org/macbookair. You will be brought to the exact MacbookAir configuration that St. Andrew's will support at the Upper School Helpdesk and that we will install the school software suite on.   
 
For any questions regarding the ordering or shipment of your laptop, please contact family_funded@apple.com.