Purchasing


Please see below for purchasing information.

The prescribed machines are a Dell from iSquared and Apple from Digicape and a Dell reconditioned machine from Universe Direct.

Each year a cut off date is advertised to parents for the special offer put together by the parent committee. Thereafter it will still be possible to place orders but these orders will not be able to be offered at this special price.

Each year the Laptop Committee negotiates the best possible deal for the current years Grade 8 pupils.

Kindly click on the decision tree link to understand the selection process.


Dell Machines iSquared

Final Offer 2020 - details to be announced

The Dell recommended machines from iSquared include:

  • Once off administration fee
  • 5 Year Pro Support & Next Business Day (NBD) On Site Service
  • 5 Year Accidental Damage (AD) Protection

It is important to NOTE that batteries only have a one year warranty as part of the standard DELL warranty.

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

The DELL offer for Grade 8 laptops 2020 will close at 12 noon TBA. This deadline has to be firmly upheld. 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. Theft cover has not been included and should be arranged on personal insurance.

It is important to NOTE that batteries only have a one year warranty as part of the standard DELL warranty.

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 & after sales support (5 yr Pro support & Accidental Damage cover)and setup costs.


Dell Reconditioned Dell Machine Universe Direct

Universe Direct 2020 Offer to follow

Order Form to follow

Universe Direct Repair Work Flow to follow

The reconditioned Dell Latitude E7470 machine(s) include:

  • A 3 year warranty - hardware faults that fall under the warrranty will result in the machine being swopped out for another Dell reconditioned machine from the pool of replacement machines supplied by Universe Direct and held at the onsite HelpDesk. Damage done to the machine that is not covered by warranty would be for the parent's own account. A list of estimated component prices are attached here.
  • 1 x accidental replacement policy during the 3 year warranty period afterwhich any further accidental damage repair costs would need to be covered by the parent
  • The option to trade in the E7470 machine for a E7490 at the start of year 4 (optional) - link to the offer to follow

It is important to NOTE that batteries only have a one year warranty as part of the standard DELL warranty.

The reconditioned DELL offer for Grade 8 laptops 2020 will close at 12 noon TBA. This deadline has to be firmly upheld. For any subsequent purchases, please contact TBA

To order please email the completed order form together with proof of payment to TBA

N.B. Theft and extensive damage cover has not been included and should be arranged on personal insurance.


Apple Machines Digicape

Digicape Exclusive Offer July 2020

Digicape Support Offering

Digicape Protection Plan

The Apple recommended machines include:

The APPLE offer for Grade 8 laptops 2020 is open from the TBA unil the TBA only and while stocks last. For any subsequent purchases please contact Digicape for updated pricing and machine specifications.


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

N.B. Insurance and theft cover has not been included and should be arranged on personal insurance.