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1. Laptop Purchasing Advice

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​Minimum device requirements:

  • Windows 10 / Mac OSx 10.12.x operating system or newer.
  • Laptop or tablet (with keyboard) with a minimum 4GB RAM.
  • Minimum of 120GB total storage (SSD or HDD). 240GB is preferable.
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n/ac or better (5Ghz).
  • Minimum battery life of 6 hours. 
  • At least 1 USB port.
  • Video (HDMI or VGA) and Audio (3.5mm jack) output.
Recommended device Requirements:
  • Windows 10 / Mac OSx 10.12.x operating system or newer.
  • Laptop or tablet (with keyboard) with a minimum 8GB RAM.
  • Minimum of 240GB total storage (SSD)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n/ac or better (5Ghz).
  • Minimum battery life of 6 hours. 
  • At least 1 USB port.
  • Video (HDMI or VGA) and Audio (3.5mm jack) output.
Notes
* Take physical size/weight into consideration. 12-14" screen size is optimal.
* Protective case/bag/backpack is highly recommended
* Students will require Local Administrator access for the initial on-boarding
* Microsoft Office is available FREE to all students. The installation guide can be found here. Majority of new Devices will have Office pre-installed and just require activating. Activation is done during the new BYOxLink joining process.

Not Accepted at School 
  • iPads and other tablets are not suitable as they do not meet the minimum specifications above.
  • Android devices are not supported on the network as they are in some ways incompatible with our network and are a security risk.
  • Windows 10 S is not compatible and will not connect to the school network. Please follow this guide to switch out of Windows 10 S Mode

Purchasing Your BYO Device

  • Parents can purchase from their preferred computer supplier. All warranty and service issues will be the parents’ responsibility. Biloela SHS is not involved in these arrangements.
  • It is strongly recommended that protection plans (both warranty and accidental damage) are purchased with all devices, and should be discussed at time of purchase.
  • Biloela SHS cannot tell you what to buy or who to buy from, however we can offer general advice to parents. If you have any general questions or require further assistance please contact IT Support:
    • Email - byod@biloelashs.eq.edu.au
    • Phone - (07) 4992 8666

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Last reviewed 23 October 2020
Last updated 23 October 2020