Laptop Specs

Below you will find the full specifications for laptops available for teachers.

A note on the new macbooks: Late last year Apple released a new hardware and a CPU called the M1. While performance has been improved with the new CPU there have been challenges with this new architecture.

The Langley Schools Information System and Technology department has compiled a list of comparisons we’ve found while testing the new Apple hardware. We want to ensure that all staff are full aware of any possible problems, or challenges that may occur with this decision during the life of the device over the next 4 years.

  • Windows based machines have faster access to new feature updates and wider support for Office 365 applications (e.g. Outlook, Teams, OneDrive, etc.)
  • The Apple M1 CPU is not currently not supported by our District Anti-Virus and there are known vulnerabilities
  • There are stability issues on the Apple M1 CPU with Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office 365 applications. These will subside as new versions are released for the M1 platform but there are no firm ETAs on resolutions
  • The third-party application market for Windows 10 is more open and offers a larger selection of open source and freeware applications
  • Windows 10 integrates and provides easier access to District enterprise systems (e.g. shared drives, printers, etc.)
  • Windows 10 will work with Apple TVs via a district purchased and supported application called Air Parrot.
  • Lenovo hardware has full HDMI, USB, and MicroSD card ports. These will all require a separate adapter with the MacBook Air.
  • Lenovo hardware offers a touch screen feature
  • Lenovo hardware has a built-in camera privacy shutter
  • Lenovo hardware allow faster turn around for repair as it is more serviceable

Lenovo X13

  • AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U Processor (2.10GHz, Max Boost up to 4.00GHz, 6 Cores, 8MB Cache)
  • 13.3″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS Anti-Glare 300nits Touch Narrow Bezel 72%NTSC
  • Integrated Graphics
  • IR and 720p HD Camera with Microphone
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • 8GB DDR4 3200MHz Onboard
  • 256GB SSD M.2 2280 NVMe TLC OP
  • 6 Cell Li-Polymer Internal Battery, 48Wh
  • 65W AC Adapter PCC (2pin)-US (USB Type C)

Lenovo X13 Yoga (For math and science teachers)

  • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10310U Processor with vPro™ (1.70 GHz, up to 4.40 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache)
  • 13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-reflective, anti-smudge, touchscreen with Privacy Guard, 500 nits
  • Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics
  • IR and 720p HD Camera with Microphone
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • 16 GB DDR4 2667MHz
  • 256 GB PCIe SSD
  • Integrated Li-Polymer 51Wh battery, supports Rapid Charge (charge up to 80% in 1hr) with 65W AC adapter

MacBook Air (M1)

  • Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU, 7‑core GPU and 16‑core Neural Engine
  • 8GB unified memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard – US English
  • Touch ID
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports