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Computers 4 Kids (C4K)

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The Computers 4 Kids (C4K) program makes it possible to request and to donate state-owned, surplus computers and computer-related equipment to any public school district or educational service district in Washington state.  

Equipment designated for C4K must meet the state’s minimum configuration standards. Configuration standards, and program and distribution guidelines were developed by staff at OSPI, the departments of Corrections and Enterprise Services, K-12 school districts and educational service districts. 

State Configuration Standards 

All C4K computers are configured to meet Washington state standards. Most machines will arrive without an operating system. We can’t guarantee brand choice, however we try to match brands and other specifications, if possible, on each shipment. If there are multiple brands in stock when your school's name comes up on the list, you might get a choice. 

  • Dell and HP brands. 
  • Intel Core i3, i5, i7 series processor. 
  • Supports Windows 10 
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM and 80 GB hard drive. 
  • Typical specifications are 8 GB RAM and 250 GB hard drive. 
  • DVD R/RW drive, USB ports, onboard Ethernet NIC, and onboard sound. 
  • Aftermarket video card included, pending we have adapter cables available. 
  • 17-24 inch LCD flat panel. The supply of monitors varies with refurbished systems. If we can't match each computer with a monitor, we'll reduce the price to $27. 
  • Keyboards and mice included with desktops if requested, pending availability. 

  • Dell and HP brands. 
  • Intel Core i3, i5, i7 series processor. 
  • Supports Windows 10 
  • Minimum 8 GB RAM and 160 GB hard drive. 
  • Typical Specifications are 8-16 GB RAM and 250, 320, or 500 GB hard drive. 
  • DVD R/RW drive, USB ports, Wi-Fi, onboard Ethernet NIC, and onboard sound. 
  • VGA or HDMI video output. 
  • 13-15 inch display 

  • Lexmark or HP monochrome laser printer — minimum speed 6 pages per minute 

Eligibility & Refurbishing

By law, only public school districts in Washington state are eligible for equipment sourced through C4K. Private schools should check with a similar federal program, Computers for Learning and review the corresponding Computers for Learning eligibility information

If you receive a refurbished computer that is not working, let us know. We’ll replace it if you contact ESD 101 within 90 days of delivery. 

Shipping Charges

  • Shipping charges are dependent on quantity, weight and distance.
  • There is no charge for district self pick-up. 

Please contact ESD 101 for more information.

System Price 

Equipment Included 

$22.00 

  • CPU — no hard drive — that meets or exceeds state standards. 
  • Mouse and keyboard (upon request). 

$27.00 

  • CPU that meets or exceeds state standards. 
  • Hard drive. 
  • Mouse and keyboard (upon request). 

$32.00 

  • CPU that meets or exceeds state standards. 
  • Hard drive and LCD monitor. 
  • Mouse and keyboard (upon request). 
  • The refurbishing fee for laptops, tablets or printers is $32. Missing the power supply — $29.