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Technology Resources

The Laptop

The laptop:

The 1:1 device selected for grades 5-9 is an Apple MacBook Air. This device has been selected because of its superior power, expandability, and portability. Its ability to connect to and transfer data to various educational cloud services and resources makes this device a powerful tool that will prepare our students well beyond their years at Allen-Stevenson.

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  • Technical Specifications


    MacBook Air (Retina, 13”, 2019) 
     
    Retina Display

    13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
     
    Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1440 by 900
    • 1024 by 640
    16:10 aspect ratio

    True Tone technology

    Touch ID
    Integrated Touch ID sensor

    Finish
    Silver

    Storage
    256GB PCIe-based SSD
     
    Processor
    1.6GHz dual‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz

    Memory
    16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
     
    Battery and Power
    Up to 12 hours wireless web
    Up to 13 hours iTunes movie playback
    Up to 30 days of standby time
    Built-in 49.9-watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery
    30W USB-C Power Adapter; USB-C power port

    Size and Weight
    Height: 0.16–0.61 inch (0.41–1.56 cm)
    Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
    Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
    Weight: 2.75 pounds (1.25 kg)

    Graphics
    Intel UHD Graphics 617
    Support for Thunderbolt 3–enabled external graphics processors (eGPUs)

    Video Support
    Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
    • One external display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at up to 60Hz
    • Up to two external displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at up to 60Hz
    Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
    • VGA, HDMI, and Thunderbolt 2 output using adapters (sold separately)
    Camera 
    720p FaceTime HD camera

    Charging and Expansion
    Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:
    • Charging
    • DisplayPort
    • Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
    • USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

    Wireless
    802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
    Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology

    Audio
    Stereo speakers
    Three microphones
    3.5 mm headphone jack

    Keyboard and Trackpad
    Full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) individual LED-backlit keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys
    Ambient light sensor
    Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures


  • Installed Software & Applications

    • Scratch 3
    • Microsoft Office 
    • Adobe Creative Cloud 
    • Firefox
    • Chrome
    • iMovie
    • Garageband
    • Pages
    • Keynote
    • Numbers
    • Google Earth Pro (with activation)
    • Lego Robotics EV3
    • Arduino 
    • HP Driver Package
  • Accessories

    The following accessories can be used with your student's laptop: 

    External Hard Drive (minimum 500 GB) or Flash Drive – to back up and save student work. There are many quality products available via Amazon or at Best Buy, including:
     
    Wireless mouse for use at home if your student prefers a mouse to the trackpad.  Two reasonably priced options are:
For questions related to the laptop, software, or accessories please contact the help desk.