content-left-bg.png
content-right-bg.png

1 - Choosing a Device

WebPartZone1_1
PublishingPageContent


Families may choose from Apple or Windows devices, as long as they meet the minimum specifications set out by the school. The Ipswich SHS has provided multiple vendor options for ease of purchasing devices that meet the specifications for Ipswich SHS BYOx.

We would encourage you to investigate a range of vendors before purchasing the device that is right for your child's circumstances. You are under no obligation to purchase from any of the suppliers we have suggested – this is provided as a courtesy to our families.

Please consider the learning needs of your child in terms of their study pathways when choosing a device. There are some specialist subjects (Year 11 and 12) that may require a higher specification of machine for ease of access and use of particular software (e.g. The Arts or Technology subjects). Any specialist subject software will be available for students enrolled in those subjects through our BYOx deployment platform.

It is important to consider, when purchasing a device, the 'total cost of ownership' including warranty, technical support arrangements and hardware components which will contribute to the life of the laptop. The cheapest laptop to buy is not necessarily the best option in the end. The school takes no responsibility for any laptop purchasing and/or finance arrangements. All issues with laptop purchases or technical issues must be taken up with the vendor/supplier.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Memory (RAM)
4Gb 1066Mhz or better
Storage
64Gb SSD / eMMC or better
Networking and Communications
WiFi 802.11 n/ac (5Ghz - Required)
Battery
6 hour battery life (minimum)
Operating System

Windows 10 or higher

MacOS 10.10 or higher

Antivirus

Any active and up to date antivirus

(Free examples include Windows Security, Avast, Sophos)

NOTE: Android devices and Chromebooks are not compatible

 

Note:  Software Access - Office 365: (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive)

All Ipswich State High School students from Year 7 to Year 12 can download multiple free copies of the Microsoft Office Suite to their personal home and mobile computers.

 

Extra considerations when purchasing:

  • Protective hard case to reduce the risk of a broken screen (avoid soft laptop sleeves as they provide very limited protection from damage).
  • Onsite warranty and repair (next business day is recommended – having to send a device away for a couple of weeks for a warranty repair can be frustrating).
  • Accidental damage protection / insurance – must be added at time of purchase in most cases – check your home contents insurance policies carefully if you are considering coverage under your existing insurance (NB. Most insurance companies require electronic devices to be specifically listed on your policy).
  • Back-up storage device (USB, External Hard Drive) to back up your files on the laptop.

 Please email the BYOx helpdesk if you would like any further information.

 Optional Purchasing Portals:

(The Ipswich SHS does not endorse any particular brand or supplier)

 
Dell.png

JB HI-FI.png 

(Requires Code - See Below)




WebPartZone1_2
WebPartZone2_1
WebPartZone2_2
WebPartZone2_3
WebPartZone3_1
WebPartZone3_2
WebPartZone3_3
WebPartZone3_4
WebPartZone4_1
WebPartZone5_1
WebPartZone5_2
WebPartZone6_1
WebPartZone6_2
WebPartZone7_1
WebPartZone7_2
WebPartZone8_1
WebPartZone8_2
WebPartZone9_1
Last reviewed 25 October 2021
Last updated 25 October 2021