The hardware is a convertible Tablet PC. These machines are laptops that are fully functional as a PC but also have a write-sensitive screen that allows students to write on the screen as if it was a piece of paper. This allows students to take notes in class in their own handwriting, to highlight lectures from their faculty, and provides many other test taking functions not available with a basic laptop. The Tablet PC has built-in wireless capabilities, making any classroom or outside area on campus a computer lab.

The student's computer will be replaced after 4 years with current computer technology.

The hardware will be leased via a tax-exempt lease and will be the property of the school until the lease expires. This gives South Dakota Mines the right to install any site-licensed departmental software. If the students owned the laptops or used other laptops, they would not be able to install most of South Dakota Mines' site-licensed software and would not be able to connect to the state network with ease.


Fujitsu Lifebook P728 Specifications:

  • Processor:
    • Intel Core i7-8650U, up to 4.2GHz, 8MB
  • Memory:
    • 8 GB DDR4, 2400 Mhz 
  • Hard Drive:
    • 256 GB mSATA Solid State Drive
  • Video Card
    • Intel UHD 620 Graphics 1080p

  • Embedded Finger Print Reader
  • Active Stylus Pen
  • Electromagnetic Digitizer (Touch Screen)
  • Hot-swappable battery
  • USB Types A & C
  • VGA/HDMI Video ports
  • SD Card Slot
  • Integrated Intel Dual Band Wireless 802.11ac 
  • Integrated Bluetooth
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Port
  • FHD Webcam
  • Backlit keyboard
  • 4 Year Accidental Damage Protection Warranty
  • 0.74" x 11.77" x 8.23"
  • 2.65 lbs

Lenovo P1

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2/3 Workstation Specifications:

  • Processor:
    • Intel Core i7-10850H, up to 5.10GHz, 12MB
  • Memory:
    • 16 GB DDR4, 2933 Mhz
  • Hard Drive:
    • 256 GB NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Video Card
    • NVIDIA Quadro T2000 4GB
  • Screen
    • 15.6" UHD IPS (3840x2160)

  • Embedded Touch Fingerprint Reader
  • USB A 3.2 Gen 1
  • USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3
  • HDMI Video port
  • Integrated Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax
  • Integrated Bluetooth
  • IR & HD Webcam
  • Webcam security slide
  • Backlit keyboard
  • 4 Year Accidental Damage Protection Warranty
  • Black rubberized carbon fiber chassis
  • 0.72" x 14.24" x 9.67"
  • 3.75 lbs

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