WAB 1:1 Laptop Program
WAB is an Apple Distinguished School and runs a successful 1:1 laptop program.
All WAB students in Grades 6-12 are required to have their own Apple MacBook that meets the following requirements:
• Apple MacBook Pro or Air
• Processor speed - 2.3GHz (1.6GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz for MacBook Air)
• RAM - 8 GB RAM
• SSD storage - 256GB minimum
• 80GB Free space available for WAB required applications
• macOS High Sierra – in English
If you have purchased an Apple MacBook in the last two years, it is likely to meet the minimum specifications. However, if you are unsure, please bring your laptop to the nearest WAB IT Help Desk and we will check whether or not it will be acceptable for use at WAB in the 2018/2019 school year.
You may purchase new laptops from Apple store in Beijing or your home country.
WAB partners with SolutionKeys - Authorized Apple Reseller for Education to facilitate the purchase of your new computer via SolutionKeys website https://store.solutionkeys.com/byod/wab.html Extended Apple Care Warranty (3 years) is not compulsory, however WAB IT recommend including it in the order. To know about Extended Apple Care, please visit Apple official website: http://www.apple.com/support/products/mac.html
WAB approved software collection is required for all student computers at WAB. The WAB IT department works closely with school sections to prepare this collection every year and arranges to purchase the required software and version. This software and updates are installed on all computers used at WAB via WAB's IT network.
WAB respects and follows all copyright laws and only puts legal software on computers used on premises.
WAB owned software collection is removed when students leave WAB.
MacBooks bought elsewhere need to be registered with IT when brought in to school to ensure that:
- they meet the minimum specifications
- are installed with all required software needed while the student is at WAB
New laptops can be reinstalled with WAB software at Middle and High school IT helpdesk, a loaner computer can be provided during laptop installation.
Personal Data Storage and Backup:
Students are responsible for backing up all files from their MacBook. Parents should ensure that their children have an external hard disk drive with sufficient storage capacity and make sure they check with their child if regular backups are being taken. Orientation days and IT Helpdesk provide help and assistance in getting Time Machine backup configured on every student's computer.
Ordering a computer for the 2018/2019 school year:
All orders placed via https://store.solutionkeys.com/byod/wab.html during the period starting 28 May 2018 and ending on 1 July 2018 will be considered as part of bulk purchase order. Online payment made during this period will be delivered on Orientation Days.
We recommend ordering computers through the above purchase program during this period as purchases will benefit from better discount rate and students will receive the computer with WAB software pre-installed before the first day at school.
If orders are placed after 1 July 2018, we cannot guarantee that computers will be ready for pickup on the Orientation Day in August.
If you have questions regarding the purchase of a new computer, your current computer or WAB Laptop Program, please contact WAB IT manager Joshua Meng at Joshua_meng@wab.edu