Minimum Specifications for BYOD

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Students may choose either a Windows laptop or a Windows convertible tablet pc as their device.  Any laptop you consider for purchase must meet or exceed the specifications listed here.  If you already own a device that you plan to bring, it must also meet or exceed these specifications.  Chromebooks, iPads, Android tablets and smartphones do NOT meet minimum specifications.

Important update for the 19-20 school year:  Beginning with the class of 2023, all students must have a laptop with a touch screen and a stylus.  Students in the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 are “grandfathered in” and can continue to use the device that they currently own.

Windows Laptop, or 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Minimum Screen Size: 10 inches
  • REQUIRED:  Touch screen & Stylus (pen)
  • Memory: 4 GB, preferably more
  • Hard Drive Size: 128 Gb, preferably more
  • Wireless connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n/a/c
  • At least one full-size USB port or adapter
  • Camera, microphone and speaker
  • Anti-virus/anti-malware protection (Windows Defender is provided free from Microsoft)

Required accessories:

  • Power adapter to keep at school
  • Protective sleeve
  • Stylus (for new students beginning in the 19-20 school year)
  • For World Language Students:  If your laptop does not have a full-size USB port (also known as USB-A), you will need to have a headset that is compatible with your device.  To clarify, a headset is different from earbuds since it also has a microphone.
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