Issue Number: Vol. 1, No. 1
Year of Publication: Jan - 2015
Page Numbers: 50-60
Authors: Renatus Michael
Journal Name: The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media (IJEETDM)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P001554


In the recent years Ncomputing Technology has proved to be one of the key costs saving approach in educational sectors. This attracts some interests of analyzing to which extent these devices bring cost relief to the users and stakeholders who deploy Ncomputing in secondary schools. This research performs analysis by comparing the deployment costs of desktop computers with the costs to deploy Ncomputing in the Computer Labs. This research also explores the cost implications for deploying each of the Ncomputing devices while comparing with the cost of deploying desktop computers. The analyisis goes further by observing the economic impact of each of the Ncomputing devices and explore their relationships in terms of costs when compared to the desktop computers’ implementation. The findings show that, generally, Ncomputing has a significant cost relief by more than 53% when deployed on a single Computer Lab of 40 students when compared to deploying desktop computers. Furthermore, Ncomputing M300 seem to be the cheapest option with up to 74% cost saving while the least option found to be U170. In this paper, recommendations from the key vendors and opinions of local users of Ncomputing are also presented. Finally, we have discussed several factors that limits Ncomputing adoption in secondary schools.