Minimum Specifications for BYOD

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Students may choose either a Windows laptop, a Windows convertible tablet pc or a MacBook 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.**

 

Required for All Devices

  • Battery life: 5 hours or greater (or additional battery if possible)
  • An additional power/charging cable to keep at school
  • Keyboard
  • Protective case or sleeve
  • Durability to withstand the daily handling by a high school student

Highly Recommended for All Devices

  • Extended warranty to cover accidental damage
  • Insurance policy to cover lost/stolen devices
  • Headset/headphones/earbuds

Windows Laptop or Convertible Laptop

  • Operating System: Windows 10 or later ^
  • Minimum Screen Size: 10 inches
  • Memory: 2 GB, preferably more
  • Hard Drive Size: 64 Gb, preferably more
  • Wireless connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n/a/c
  • At least one full-size USB port or adapter
  • Preferred but not required:  Touch screen and stylus (pen)
  • Camera, microphone and speaker
  • Anti-virus/anti-malware protection

Mac OS Laptop

  • Operating System: macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or later ^
  • Minimum Screen Size: 10 inches
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • 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 software

^ This will ensure that your operating system will be supported by manufacturer for all 4 years of high school use

** Students in the Class of 2020 who purchased an iPad or Chromebook prior to the start of freshman year are “grandfathered in” and are not required to purchase a new device if it is not feasible.  These students are encouraged to borrow a school laptop when their device prevents them from completing any class activity.

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