Back to School Tech Essentials for 2022

By Colin McCarthy


After a long, enjoyable summer, September has quickly crept up on us and a new school year is around the corner, once again!

Why not jazz up your classroom with some shiny new tech? From desktop PCs to laptops, digital signage and esports, VeryPC have everything you need to kickstart the new school year so check out our ultimate Back to School Tech Guide right here…


VeryPC's favourite All-in-One PC, Glide will sit neatly in any classroom, office or reception on its sturdy metal base. The style is matched by fantastic performance customisable up to Intel ® Core ™ i5, 32 GB RAM and SSD.

One of Glide's best features is its adjustable screen, allowing students to:

  • Tilt the display forward and back
  • Rotate the display from landscape to portrait
  • Swivel the stand left and right
  • Adjust the display height

Students can adjust the screen to suit their needs, providing optimum comfort and productivity.

With a full HD IPS23.8 inch display, resolution of 1920x1080 and anti-glare, students and teachers can enjoy every visual moment with this fantastic all-in-one solution. Like all our PCs, Glide is completely configurable, and our team of specialists will help you configure your PCs with the right components to deliver the exact functionality you require.

Learn more about Glide here.


Chromebooks are the perfect laptops for schools because they're light, compact and have an extra-long battery life. Some of our favourites at the moment include:

  • Lenovo Chromebook 300e Flip Gen 3 
  • Lenovo Chromebook 300e Flip Gen 2 
  • Lenovo Chromebook 100e 

Chrome OS is known for being fast and reliable, booting up in seconds, allowing teachers and students to access the web and start making notes as soon as class has started.

Chromebooks are slimmer and lighter in design than most other laptops due to Chrome OS being predominantly web-based. They're compact, easy to carry and perfect for learning on-the-go, and they also have a generous battery life, between 9-11 hours, so you can get through a full school day without having to worry about recharging.

Chromebooks weren’t designed with comprehensive ability to run programs, they're most suitable for students who are browsing the internet, making notes, writing essays and sharing files over the cloud.

Learn more about our Chromebooks here.

Digital Signage

At VeryPC we have a range of digital signage software that not only offers fantastic features and capabilities, but more importantly is affordable for schools and education.

SMART Learning Suite

One of the best education software solutions out there is SMART Learning Suite. Transform static content into interactive experiences with world renowned SMART software, offering the very best in lesson delivery, assessment, collaborative workspace and game-based learning.

Top features of SMART include:

  • Lesson creation and delivery on any device
  • Lesson delivery to student devices
  • Access the suite anytime, anywhere
  • Student access from any web-enabled computer, tablet or phone


TrilbyTV uses simple cloud-based software to make the digital process super user-friendly and accessible for teachers and professionals.

With its integrated digital signage systems, even the busiest schools and academies can share up-to-date content on screens, improving communication and engagement, and cultivating community spirit.

TrilbyTV can playback your content on all common devices, and if you already have a TV screen, you probably already have a suitable player device, which can help reduce costs and the need to purchase new equipment.

Give your school a real competitive edge with TrilbyTV.

OPS System

OPS (Open Pluggable Specification) is the industry standard for connecting computer devices to large flat panel and interactive displays through a single universal internal slot.

With no need for any bulky devices or messy cables, our VeryPC OPS System simply plugs into a single slot in the back of any OPS compatible display (touch or non-touch), instantly converting your screen into a large all-in-one Windows® PC.

Learn more about our Digital Signage here.

Upgrade Your SSD

An SSD, or solid-state drive, is a type of storage device used in computers. Upgrading your SSD is one of the easiest ways to improve your PC. Whether you’re looking for more storage or a speed boost, an SSD upgrade can provide many benefits for you and your students. 

At VeryPC, we’ll ensure your new devices perform at the highest level possible, with generous capacity, superior performance and reliability, at the most affordable price.

With Western Digital’s Blue SN570 NVMe SSD PC hold-ups and long wait times are a thing of the past. With read speeds of up to 3500MB's, this model allows your system to run five times faster than Western Digital’s best SATA SSDs. Save time and keep students' imaginations flowing, as you learn and create faster while maintaining low power consumption.

Esports PCs

Esports is already an extremely popular area, but now more than ever, it's clear that more and more schools are embracing esports as an extra-curricular activity. Like all school sports, esports is about building connections and teachers are recognising the benefits it can bring to students.

The team at VeryPC are proud to be supporting educational institutions with hardware specifically designed for esports. Our in-house experts have worked extensively to provide a great range of solutions to meet your desired requirements.

We know that choosing a gaming system can seem a little daunting at first, so to make things easier, we’ve partnered with a number of leading vendors including ASUS and Western Digital to bring you a portfolio of devices, monitors, and peripheral bundles. Our aim is to help you set up a successful investment in all things esports, without breaking your budget. 

In no time at all, you could be setting up your school's first competitive team and developing new career paths for your students! 

Find out more about our esports options here.

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