FairScan Laptop Options

 

  • Any laptop running Windows 7 or higher can be used for FairScan
  • It is highly recommended to have a dedicated laptop for the fair
  • New laptops are ordered on request and are subject to availability
  • FairScan can buy you a laptop at cost price and then add $50 to configure Windows and setup the laptop
  • FairScan will load all required programs to run the FairScan System

Details

 

FairScan can order and supply you with a new laptop on request.

FairScan will shop around on your behalf to find the best available laptop for your needs, and then add $50ex to the cost price of that laptop which covers the loading and configuration of Windows, as well as installing the required software to run FairScan.

It is strongly recommended that you have a dedicated laptop for FairScan use at the Trade Fairs.  It is also recommended that FairScan supply such a laptop so that we can fix it or make adjustments to it when needed.

It isn’t recommended to use a laptop from the office that has unnecessary security settings or domain controllers set.  This makes it almost impossible for FairScan to make adjustments as we aren’t the Administrator.

That laptop doesn’t have to be super fast or new, it just needs to be reliable and running Windows 7 or higher.

Using a $2,000+ laptop at the fair won’t significantly increase the speed of orders being printed so therefore generally considered overkill.

Available laptops

 

Below is a list of laptops that are available as of May 2022.  Laptops are subject to availability and require a formal quote.

These 4 laptops are displayed just to give you a super cheap, cheap, middle and more expensive option.

If you have a different brand or had a specific request then please let us know.  As all laptops are ordered on request FairScan can purchase any laptop on your behalf.

Please note that the prices displayed below DOES include the $50ex FairScan charge to load the new laptop.

To receive a quote please email mail@fairscan.com.au

FairScan HP Laptop 5102

HP Mini 5102

$300ex

Condition Used
Processor Atom N450 (1.66GHz)
Screen Size 10.1″
Screen Res 1366 x 768
Memory 2GB RAM
Hard Drive 160GB
Weight 1.3kg

Pros
Cheap and affordable.  Cheapest laptop option available

Cons
This isn’t a fast or high spec laptop.  It is used, but still comes with a warranty and is in 100% working condition.  Some users may find the screen a bit small to read.

Comment
This is the cheapest laptop that FairScan sells.  It is running Windows 7 and does take a little while to boot up, but once up and running it will run the FairScan software without any issues.

This has been our most popular laptop for many many years.  Users who want to access websites or emails during a fair should consider other newer models.

FairScan HP Laptop 14s

HP 14s

$550ex

Condition New
Processor Intel Celeron N4020 (1.1 – 2.8GHz)
Screen Size 14″
Screen Res 1366 x 768
Memory 4GB RAM
Hard Drive 64GB
Weight 1.47kg

Pros
Value for money. small, lightweight, all required ports

Cons
Not a fast laptop.

Comment
This laptop is perfect for FairScan but I wouldn’t suggest using it outside the fair for other tasks.  It is small, light and the build quality is very good for this price.  The screen isn’t full HD (1080p) but that won’t worry most.

This laptop has a network port for the router to connect to, therefore no additional adapters or hubs are needed.

FairScan HP Laptop 15s

HP 15s

$700ex

Condition New
Processor AMD Athlon Silver 3050U processor (2.3 – 3.2GHz)
Screen Size 15.6″
Screen Res 1366 x 768
Memory 8GB RAM
Hard Drive 256GB
Weight 1.69kg

Pros
Large 15.6inch screen but still lightweight and good build.

Cons
Mid range, neither cheap or super fast

Comment
This laptop is suited to those who prefer a larger screen.  At 15.6 inches the screen is bigger than the cheaper 14inch laptop.  Increased RAM over the base model but inferior processor to the more expensive model make this a good mid range option.

As this laptop does not have a network port, it is recommended that a $20 adapter is ordered from FairScan that will connect the router to the laptop.

FairScan HP Laptop Pavilion 13

HP Pavilion 14

$1,300ex

Condition New
Processor Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor (2.0 – 4.2GHz)
Screen Size 14.0″
Screen Res 1920 x 1080
Memory 8GB RAM
Hard Drive 256GB
Weight 1.24kg

Pros
Fast, small and light with a full HD 1080p screen

Cons
Expensive if used just for FairScan

Comment
This laptop is more expensive than the others but it is still good value for what you get.  This is suited to those who like a really light laptop that is small and portable but with a great screen and decent processor.  Also suitable for use with other non related FairScan programs.

Included

All laptops (except the Mini 5102) include a USB hub worth $65 that ensures the laptop has enough USB ports to connect all required devices such as router, printer, USB modems and other non required devices such as cordless mouse

Optional Extras

$50 – 12 months Norton Anti Virus
$50 – Laptop bag

FairScan USB Hub

Supply own laptop

 

If you have an old laptop laying around that you no longer use or use very little, then that could be a great laptop to use for FairScan.

It is strongly recommended that if you wish to use such a laptop, that you send it to FairScan so they can format it (wipe it) and then reload fresh Windows and then the FairScan software.

The cost of this is $50.

If a new Windows 10 licence is needed then that will cost $40 to purchase and activate.  In most cases this isn’t required.

Before sending to FairScan make sure that you have backed up all the files from the laptop that you want to keep.  FairScan will be formatting the laptop meaning that everything will be deleted and only the required files and programs are loaded back on.