by Camden Haley
Education today isn’t just about lectures, homework, and textbooks. Now don’t worry, the fundamentals aren’t going anywhere—but for career success after high school, students need an in-depth understanding of the latest tools and technologies as well. Nebraska’s Hershey Public School District knows the value of IT in education, which is why they partnered with Lenovo and the PC Connection, Inc. family of companies to build a 21st century learning environment.
The district’s 1:1 Learning Initiative puts Lenovo X131e notebooks in the hands of high school students and faculty, enabling greater learning, communication, and collaboration. Kort Smith, Network Administrator for Hershey Public School District, oversees the innovative “one notebook for one student” program, working closely with our experts to identify, deploy, and support the right devices for his users.
While performance and TCO were key factors in device selection, the demands of everyday use by active students made Lenovo an easy choice for durability alone. From simple drops to notebooks that have been left on top of moving cars, Smith has seen it all. And he’s been impressed. “The durability and overall quality of the Lenovo notebooks was excellent for what we need in our educational environment,” said Smith. “We have used Lenovo notebooks every year for seven years, and they stand up to student-use very well. We have had a few notebooks that the students damaged quite a bit. But, the Lenovo warranty is great—basically I just send the damaged notebooks in and they come back fixed.”
Read the full case study to learn how we helped Hershey Public School District equip their students for success. Whether you’re looking for powerful performance, lightweight mobility, or outstanding durability, the Lenovo family of products makes it easy to find the right device for your environment.