Purchasing A Laptop

These laptop offers are now available for students entering the College in 2022.

Every boy is required to bring one of the prescribed laptops to school every day as described in the following pages.

A laptop committee (parent and school representatives) negotiates the best possible deal and appoints the preferred supplier(s) who offer a selection of machines from which to choose. Please note that purchasing an alternative make/model of laptop from an alternate supplier is not an option and we ask parents to respect this decision.

Please see below for purchasing information.

For all laptop purchases in 2022, the prescribed machines are Dell machines and the preferred supplier is iSquared.

The laptop committee strongly favours Dell because of the excellent 5 year next business day on site support that is available.

2022 Order Details

Please note this is for reference purposes ONLY as the deadline for this bulk order has now elapsed.

Dell Machines - iSquared

Important Note

These devices include a 5 year warranty to ensure that your son’s machine is warrantied until the end of Grade 12.

There are four options available this year, please view the specifications of these models on the order form.

Order Form

Deadline for order and payment is 12pm 22 October 2021

For clarity these are the differences between Latitude 3520 and Latitude 5520

Latitude 3520 - Model A 5520 - Model B
Colour Black Silver
Battery capacity 4 Cell 54 Whr 4 Cell 63 Whr Express Charge TM Capable Battery
Weight 1.79kg 1.59Kg
Physical Size of Unit 14.2 x 9.49 x 0.71" / 361 x 240.95 x 18.06 mm 14.09 x 9.3 x 0.9" / 357.8 x 236.2 x 22.5 mm
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  • One USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port with DisplayPort alt mode/Power Delivery (11th Generation Intel processors only)
  • One USB 3.2 Gen 1 port
  • One USB 3.2 Gen 1 port with PowerShare
  • One USB 2.0 port
  • One universal audio port
  • One HDMI 1.4 port
  • One microSD-card slot
  • 4.5 mm barrel-type
  • One Flip-down RJ45
  • One USB 3.2 Gen 1 port
  • One USB 3.2 Gen 1 port with PowerShare
  • Two Thunderbolt 4 ports with DisplayPort Alt Mode/
  • USB4/Power Delivery for 11th Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors
  • One universal audio port
  • One HDMI 2.0 port for 11th Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors
  • Docking capability Supported through USB Type-C
  • Type-C power input
  • RJ45 port
Screen 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) AG Non-Touch, 250nits 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) Non-Touch, Anti-Glare, 250nits

The Dell offer from iSquared includes:

As communicated, because of volatility of exchange rates, this date will be strictly adhered to. After the deadline has passed the offer will no longer be available. It is important to note that buying a prescribed device outside of the bulk order is often significantly more expensive.

For any subsequent purchases, please contact iSquared for updated pricing and machine specifications.

To order please email the completed order form together with proof of payment to bishops@isquared.co.za.

N.B. Insurance cover for theft has not been included and should be arranged independently by parents.

Any parent wishing to confirm pricing transparency is welcome to contact iSquared. A parent who believes that they have found a better deal online should confirm that they are comparing the same range (Latitude), model, specification & after sales support (5 yr Pro support & Accidental Damage cover) and setup costs.

Apple devices

In past years we have been able to offer an Apple device option as part of the range. Apple devices are not included as an option in the list of recommended machines for 2022. Currently there is a requirement that all machines boot into Windows and run in the Windows environment only. Unfortunately, the new Apple MacBooks, which are shipped with an M1 chip, do not allow for Windows to operate under a dual booting setup. School onsite, outsourced, support is at present geared only to deliver and support non virtualized Windows devices. Kindly email the IT Director at itdirector@bishops.org.za if you would like to discuss this further.