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CYOD Minimum Specifications

 




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Year 1 - 6:​

 
  • Device type: Laptop

  • Platform: PC/Mac
  • Screen size: 10 - 14 inches is preferred (student comfort)
  • Processor: Intel i3 or higher is preferable. Please consult shops about comparable processors. 
  • RAM: 4GB or higher
  • Hard drive: 64GB or higher (will need an external HDD/ usb)
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1 or higher (not S Mode), Mac OSX 10.12 or higher
  • Needs Wireless Capability
  • Ports: At least one USB port, audio in/out, VGA or HDMI
  • Battery life: 6+ hours (usable time) No cords will be allowed at school
 
Students will need local admin access to the machine for the initial on-boarding (connecting). They will also need any software that has been installed to limit their access turned off/ removed for the connection to be successful. Once the initial on-boarding is complete you are again able to restrict the student, although some restrictions may still cause issues with their access to the internet from school.
 
 
Year 7 - 12:
 
The computer specifications will largely be determined by the classes that the student is in and the software required. Students enrolled in Senior Graphics, ICT, Business, Media or Film & TV subjects are recommended to purchase a device with a dedicated video card – High end devices​. These high end devices would be used to support programs such as Autodesk, the Adobe suite and MYOB.
 
 
  • Device type: Laptop
  • Platform: PC/Mac
  • Screen size: 10 - 14 inches is preferred (student comfort)
  • Processor: Intel i3 or higher is recommended 
  • RAM: 4GB or higher
  • Hard drive: 64GB or higher (128GB if Adobe is needed)
  • Operating system: Windows 8 or higher (not S Mode), Mac OSX 10.12 (best fit)
  • Needs Wireless Capability
  • Ports: At least one USB port, audio in/out, VGA or HDMI
  • Battery life: 6+ hours (usable time) No cords will be allowed at school
  • Refer to specs relating to software that they need for your classes as this will also impact the computer needed.
 

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tudents will need local admin access to the machine for the initial on-boarding (connecting). They will also need any software that has been installed to limit their access turned off/ removed for the connection to be successful. Once the initial on-boarding is complete you are again able to restrict the student without them losing access to the network. 

IT Updates:

Please check for and install updates on Windows devices before bringing them to school. Otherwise this may cause you to wait up to an hour and a half for it to finish installing at school.

Not accepted at school:

Jailbroken iPads will not be accepted as CYOD devices, they are too big a security risk.
 
Android devices are not supported on the Kawana Waters State College network as they are in some ways incompatible with our network and are a security risk.

 
Windows 10 S is not compatible with our system and will not be accepted as it will not connect. If you would like to upgrade this from home for free to make it compatible, please visit this link and register using the students school account: 
https://detstudent.onthehub.com/WebStore/ProductsByMajorVersionList.aspx?cmi_cs=1&cmi_mnuMain=8fb89d35-b838-dd11-abb7-0030485a6b08​