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Bak USA helps Connecticut school district move to a 1:1 computing environment

The Aug. 30 rollout of more than 1,000 Atlas 2-in-1 laptops marked the first of a multi-phase initiative to improve technology at each of the district’s four schools

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BUFFALO, NY—September 20, 2018—The Atlas 2-in-1 laptop is the cornerstone of a new personal learning device initiative that Regional School District 10 (Region 10) launched with the start of the 2018-19 school year.

During a special event on Aug. 30, Bak USA, a social impact enterprise that builds computers in Buffalo, NY, delivered more than 800 computers to students at Lewis S. Mills High School (Lewis Mills). Each student will use their laptop in class and at home throughout their high school careers, increasing access to educational resources and creating opportunities for collaboration and real-time interaction.

More than 200 additional laptops were distributed to students in grades 5-8 at Har-Bur Middle School, who will benefit from an improved environment for learning.

“We spent the last two years evaluating computers because it was important to us that we were preparing our students for college and future careers–not just for class tomorrow,” said Cheri Burke, director of student learning at Region 10. “And what we found is that many of the colleges, universities and companies in our area were using the Microsoft platform. The Atlas came in at a nice price point for a powerful, durable computer—and the overall cost of ownership is low compared to other computers. But what has meant the most is the customer experience we get working with Bak USA.”

The Atlas is powered by a Quad Core Intel® CeleronTM processor, 128GB SSD Storage and 4GB of RAM. It’s equipped with Microsoft Windows 10 and offers creative, practical tools for the classroom, including a 12-inch touchscreen, built-in handle, attached active stylus, and 235-degree rotatable camera.

The Connecticut school district cited the value of the Atlas, overall cost of ownership, extraordinary customer service, and the company’s mission, vision and values as the reason they chose to work with Bak USA. Watch the full video testimonial here.

“It’s rewarding to equip students with a purpose-built learning tool that not only excites and engages them but that also enables them to take advantage of learning opportunities,” said Christian Bak, vice president of product at Bak USA. “Working with the team at Region 10 gives us the opportunity to empower these students for years to come.”

The contract with Bak USA provides the district with 1,065 Atlas 2-in-1 Laptops, 315 three-year Accidental Damage Protection Plans and complimentary services such as asset tags for each computer.

Availability
The Atlas starts at $515 and is available for purchase online and through Microsoft Stores across North America. Educators are eligible for discounted pricing via Microsoft’s Shape the Future program. For details, contact a Bak USA representative at 716.343.7330.

About Regional School District 10
Established in 1962, Regional School District 10 serves the Connecticut towns of Burlington and Harwinton. The district’s four schools—Lewis S. Mills High School, Har-Bur Middle School, Lake Garda School, and Harwinton Consolidated School—have a total enrollment of more than 2,800 students. Learn more at region10ct.org.

About Bak USA
Bak USA (@bakusabuffalo) is a social impact enterprise that builds mobile computers in downtown Buffalo, New York, USA. Committed to building computers, empowering people, and changing lives, Bak USA is reinventing what it means to make it in America. Bak USA: Born in Buffalo. Built for the world.®

Press Contact
Samantha Pierce
Public Relations Specialist
samantha.pierce@bakusa.com
716.482.5021

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