Stone Group - Providing digital transformation solutions to organisations across the UK.

Our passion for providing our clients with the best products and services that enhance the technology experience meant we have been awarded a place on the National Desktop and Notebook Agreement (NDNA) framework.

The NDNA agreement is open nationally to all Consortia-affiliated Universities and Colleges of Higher and Further Education, in all six of the regional Consortia: APUC, LUPC, SUPC, HEPCW, NEUPC and NWUPC. The agreement is aimed at making purchasing as easy and streamlined as possible. The agreement also includes significant benefits over traditional purchasing routes.

Our dedicated Higher Education team appreciate the pressures on students and teaching staff alike. With the knowledge that every University and College of Higher Education is unique and therefore faces different challenges. Stone’s technical expertise can help your institution gain a competitive edge, by creating a flexible, effective and inspirational learning experience that facilitates excellence, and where students can thrive. We work alongside many loyal customers under the framework, including University of the Highlands & Islands (UHI), University of Birmingham, and Leeds University, to name a few.

As a First Ranked Supplier on both Lot 1 (Desktops) and Lot 3 (One-Stop Shop), we’re able to offer our very own Stone branded desktops, manufactured in-house and provides the power and flexibility that can handle the lightest of admin work to the most intense gaming sessions. We’re also proud suppliers on Lot 2 (Notebooks) of the framework in partnership with Acer, meaning we can offer a wide range of their products.

By purchasing products through Stone and the NDNA you will benefit from the following:

  • Average savings of 14% compared to the best-available market pricing
  • 3 years On Site Warranty included as standard (except for Tablet devices)
  • A range of Value-Added services, including SCCM Image Deployment
  • Dedicated Account Management
  • Hardware Asset Management services
  • Pre-and Post-delivery support
  • Full software support
  • Negotiated terms of contract that includes delivery, and pre-agreed SLAs
  • Stable Product roadmaps
  • Regularly benchmarked prices
  • Easy and secure procurement process, with Direct Award capability on Lots 1 & 3
  • A robust sustainability programme

Additional to the NDNA benefits you can get all the latest Acer technology for less at Get Your Tech

The perks of being a student

University isn’t cheap but being a student doesn’t mean having rubbish tech. Luckily, a perk of student life is the holy grail that is student discount. Additionally, if you work within a higher education organisation you are also able to take full advantage of these student bargains. Get Your Tech offers lower prices and exclusive discounts designed purely for people in higher education, so you aren’t stuck with slow, dated technology. All you need to do is register at www.getyourtech.co.uk to start shopping and reap the savings you deserve. Simply click “Account” then “Register” using your college or university email address and the savings can begin.

A look at some of Acer devices you can purchase through Get Your Tech

ACER Travelmate Spin B1

ACER TRAVELMATE SPIN B1

Features:

Acer TravelMate Spin B1

Operating system: Windows OS

Screen size: 11.6” Touchscreen Black Hybrid

Drive capacity: 64 GB drive

Drive type: Solid State Drive

Installed memory: 4 GB RAM

Flexible Tough and Sturdy: The compact screen can be rotated 360 degrees to be in laptop, stand, tent and tablet modes to use in and around university. The FHD and HD 11.6” display, comes with a pressure-resistant screen, spill-resistant keyboard up to 330ml of water, shock-absorbent rubberised bumper and 122cm drop protection so can withstand anything.

Intuitive Note-Taking: Windows Ink gives you the canvas to capture all your creativity with the Acer Active Stylus. The included stylus enables accurate and direct on-screen digital ink input, providing a natural pen-on-paper experience so students or teachers can draw, colour, take notes, answer quizzes and interact with apps. When pens don’t quite cut it, the chiclet keyboard provides a comfortable typing experience.

All-Day Performance: The TravelMate Spin B1 has been designed to keep working during 13-hour days. A choice of next-generation low-power-consuming Intel® Pentium™ or Intel® Celeron™ Processor with improved graphics and a range of flexible storage options including eMMC, fast SSD and HDD storage, chosen to be able to provide the compact device with an excellent combination of power and performance.

Acer Spin R751T-C6LD

Acer Spin R751T-C6LD

Features:

Acer Spin R751T-C6LD

Operating system: Chrome OS™

Screen size: 11.6”

Drive capacity: 64 GB drive

Drive type: Solid State Drive

Installed memory: 4 GB RAM

Designed for Student Life: With an impact resistant body, this means that it can take the daily knocks of student life as it accidentally falls off tables or stood upon. Additionally, with unique drainage design which allows up to 330ml of water to be spilled over the keyboard and keep it away from important components.

Classroom Level Technology: With fast and accurate control, and a natural writing experience the Wacom® technology pen provides unsurpassed usability. The 360° hinge gives you four usage modes, and the flexibility to work or play anywhere.

ACER Aspire ES1-132-C4XY

ACER Aspire ES1-132-C4XY

Features:

ACER Aspire ES1-132-C4XY

Operating system: Windows OS

Screen size: 11.6 in

Drive capacity: 32 GB drive

Drive type: Solid State Drive

Installed memory: 2 GB RAM

A stylish laptop for your everyday computing, with black exteriors, beautifully textured top covers, and hints of colours on its edges, these provide a unique, sophisticated look with a satisfying tactile feel including the intuitive Precision Touchpad.

For those long nights doing assignments and plans, the intelligent BluelightShield™ software, reduces the irritating blue light by filtering it out from the screen to reduce eye soreness during prolonged screen viewings.

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