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New California Charter School Opens with Refurbished Tech
A new Academy of Arts and
Sciences charter school in California has opened its doors to students and
Administrators at the school wanted to provide students with access to the
latest technology but weren't prepared to pay the whopping price tag of $350,000
it would cost to buy more than 350 MacBooks directly from Apple. "We searched
everywhere for the highest quality technology available within our budget," said
Sean McManus, CEO of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, in a prepared statement.
Instead of buying new, the administrators turned to
Mac to School, a company that buys,
sells and refurbishes Apple computers and equipment for the education market. By
opting for refurbished equipment, administrators were able buy those 350
MacBooks at a price approximately $245,000 less than buying new, according to
Mac to School.
Even schools that want to buy new equipment can benefit from working with
refurbished technology companies like Mac to School. Schools looking to upgrade
can sell their used equipment to the refurbishers and use the funds to offset
the cost of new equipment.
In addition to MacBooks, Mac to School also deals with Mac desktops, iPads
and Apple accessories, depending on availability. Further information can be
found on the company's site.
Schools interested in buying refurbished PCs can turn to the
Refurbisher Program, which provides a
of Microsoft registered refurbishers.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at email@example.com.