Many children in our community still don’t have a computer at home. Our goal will/is to offer students K-12 the opportunity to enhance their education through the use of technology in their homes.
Many computers that are 2 to 3-years old may be dated for business purposes, but they can still be utilized effectively for student applications. Closing the “digital divide” and increasing knowledge and skills through use of home computers offers individuals in today’s society an equal opportunity to succeed. It is our mission to offer students the opportunity to enhance their education through the use of technology at home.
Although DataLink Computers offers customers the ability to purchase new computers; we also want to protect the environment as much as possible. We do this by selling refurbished name brand computers, such as Dell, HP or IBM. These computers work very well for most small businesses as well as for home and school needs, and can cost a fraction the price of a new one.
How the selection process will work:
We not only want to give children a path to securing their future, by way of technology; but also want to assure that they are deserving.
The process is two-fold to be considered. One; the child must meet the laid out financial criteria; they must be at or below the current poverty level, or else be nominated by a teacher or school principal. If a child is on the free or reduced lunch program, they qualify to be considered. Two; the candidate must submit a two-part; first, they need to write a brief autobiography and express why they should be considered to receive a free computer; and second, they need to write an essay about a current social injustice and what they would do to fix it.
Every month, when supply allows it, we will select the best written essay and give that child a free computer. Once every three giveaways, children who were not previously selected will be given another opportunity to be selected; a number, which that had been previously assigned to their essay will be randomly selected by computer; if there number is selected, they too will receive a free computer. A five person panel will help select the winners.
That being said; here is what we are offering:
Spec’s were updated last on April 16, 2019
|Intel Core i5 (2nd Gen) Quad-Core 2500 / 3.3GHz|
|Microsoft Windows 10 Home (for Consumers) -or-
Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (for Consumers/Businesses)
|1 Year Warranty (Extended Warranties are available through our Square Trade partnership)|
|Hard Drive:||500GB HDD (new)|
|Optical Drive:||DVD-RW Drive|
|Networking:||10/100/1000 Ethernet Port|
|Other Details:||10 USB Ports (USB 2.0)|
|Accessories:||21″ LCD Monitor *Brand may vary.|
|Keyboard and Mouse|
|Preinstalled Software:||Apache OpenOffice Suite (Microsoft Office compatible), AVG Free Antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy, Piriform CCleaner, Google Chrome, Teamviewer QuickSupport, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple iTunes, Skype|