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Program Specifications – Reviewed Term 3, 2021
Understanding the BYOD Specification Progression Over Time
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Program Specifications – Reviewed Term 3, 2021

The following specifications are expected:

 MinimumRecommended
HardwareScreen size111.6" or larger13"
Screen resolution1366x 7681920 x 1080 (FHD)
Memory4GB18GB
Storage1120GB Solid State Drive240GB Solid State Drive
Battery Life
A full school day (ie. 8+ hours)
Input devices
Keyboard/Mouse; Touchscreen recommended
WiFi
Wireless-AC(5Ghz)
Camera
Front required, back optional
USB port
At least 1 available
SoftwareOperating System
Windows 10, Release 20H2+
Mac OS 10.15+
Web Browser
Google Chrome required
Administrator rights
Students must have administrator rights
AccessoriesStylus
Optional
Protective Case
Required

Please be aware that over the course of the student’s education the original device bought on minimum specifications may not meet ongoing curriculum demands.

Some elective subjects commencing in Year 9 may require more from your device when specialist software is utilised in these subject areas. If your device does not have the capacity to meet the ongoing needs of specialised subjects from Year 9, this will affect the usability of the device.

Specialist software is utilised in the Technology and Arts faculties. This software does require more resources from your device. The College recommends ensuring all devices being used in these subjects comply with the recommended level of specifications rather than the minimum. Purchasing a device above the recommended level would also be advantageous – particularly as a student nears their HSC years.

Understanding the BYOD Specification Progression Over Time

Current Specification Retirement Timeline

A Guide to Understanding the Specification Retirement Timeline

Is there a place online that makes it simple and checks the specifications for me?

A supplier of the College wants to help you with this problem.  Learning with Technologies is an education supplier who is happy to sell direct to our parents.  They take away the difficulty of working out what specifications mean by making a ‘purchase portal’ where you can buy a device without having to think about specifications – because they’ve checked them for you.  The following website is maintained independently by Learning with Technologies as a service to our community.  You’ll find a wide range of devices, extended warranties, accidental damage coverage, accessories and payment options.

Learning with Technologies Purchase Portal