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Going to college for the first time brings lots of new learning experiences like; learning to do your own laundry for the first time, cooking more than beans on toast each night and finding out where on earth Lecture Hall 1B is! But with many new things to take on board, choosing the right laptop to match the demands of your child’s college course should make completing and handing up assignments the easy bit!

With so many options out there, it can be hard to know which device to choose.  So to help you and your student to make an informed decision, our higher education team has pooled together their 30 years’ experience in this area to come up with a handy guide on the top devices used by students in Irish colleges. We’ve also included links to buy these at discounted prices, along with examples of how the devices are used by other Irish students in colleges around the country.

Popular Devices for Third Level

As the only company in Ireland certified as an education support partner for Apple, Microsoft and Google, you get access to over 30 years’ experience in EdTech support from our expert Wriggle engineers with back up support from our technology partners too!

Because we work solely in the education sector, we understand that schools require a very unique and specific type of IT support to ensure that their devices and cloud platforms are managed, secured and supported in the correct way for education.

Apple MacBook Air

Ideal for students who need to do a lot of typing as part of their course and for courses that use software requiring faster processing speeds such as multimedia, animation, photography and videography.

With a powerful suite of tools designed for efficient learning and project work, the MacBook Air is the ideal device for students. Ultra-fast processors, a high-end graphics card and seamless sync with industry leading apps and productivity tools make this the number one choice for students in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths and Medicine) courses around the country.

Key Features:

  • 128GB to 2TB of built-in storage
  • MacOS with M1 or M2 chip
  • 11” or 12.9” LED-backlit multi-touch display technology
  • Up to 10 hours battery life
  • 12MP camera and HD video recording
  • Durable Design and Construction
  • Built-in productivity tools and accessibility features
  • Green manufacturing and packaging with up to 100% recycled materials in certain components of the device

Apple iPad

Ideal for students who need to connect and work on the go and want the ability to draw, write and design digitally with Apple Pencil as seamlessly as with an ordinary pencil.

The iPad range offers something for every student, with built-in learning, accessibility and multi-tasking apps and tools to make learning on the go as easy as breathing. Store, share, create and collaborate with Apple’s intuitive apps designed for learning.

Key Features:

  • 128GB to 2TB of built-in storage
  • iPadOS with M1 chip
  • 11” or 12.9” LED-backlit multi-touch display technology
  • Up to 10 hours battery life
  • 12MP camera and HD video recording
  • Durable Design and Construction
  • Green manufacturing and packaging with up to 100% recycled materials in certain components of the device

How can my student get a discount on their device?

Wriggle Learning have partnered with the Higher Education Authority to provide supports to third level students in Ireland to assist with the purchase of technology for learning. Find out how you can avail of a discount below.

Visit HEAnet and sign up for a HEAnet college email address.

You will receive an email with your discount code

Visit WriggleStore.ie and select the laptop/tablet you want to buy

Use your unique code to receive an educational discount on your device.

How Technology is used in Irish Colleges

In colleges around Ireland, students use iMac, MacBook and iPad in order to access industry-leading software and tools in their field of study, to best prepare them for the practical experience they will be expected to have when they graduate in their chosen career. Read about how these devices simulate the world of work for students in our college case studies.

Do You Need Any Assistance With Your Device, or with an Order You Have Placed?

Our Customer Support team are on hand to assist our learners, parents and educators with any issues that they encounter with technology and learning.

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Want To Learn More About How Technology Can Support Your Student in College?

We have curated and published thousands of support articles, videos, webinars and guides in collaboration with our educational partners which can support you and your student throughout your digital learning journey.

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