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Specifications of Student Device

Student devices must meet the following specifications and can be purchased from any vendor – it is not compulsory to use the vendor endorsed by the College/PTA.

 

Windows Platform

Mac Platform

Operating System

Windows 10

OS X 10.12 or above

(2015 or later Mac)

CPU

Intel Core i5 / Core M or above

Intel Core i5 / Core M or above

RAM

8 GB RAM

8 GB RAM

Storage

128GB SSD or above OR
500GB HDD or above

128GB SSD or above OR
500GB HDD or above

Display

12” diagonal (minimum)
1366 x 768 Resolution or above

12” diagonal (minimum)
1366 x 768 Resolution or above

Battery Life

6 Hours or above

6 Hours or above

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11n/ac   compliant

Wi-Fi 802.11n/ac   compliant

Installed Software

Microsoft Office 2016

(will be available for download from school)

Chrome or Firefox Web browser

Microsoft Office for Mac 2016

(will be available for download from school)

Chrome or Firefox Web browser

Virus Protection

e.g. Sophos Home

http://home.sophos.com

e.g. Sophos Home

http://home.sophos.com

Windows Emulation Software

N/A

If Mac users want to run a Windows OS in addition to Mac then we recommend the following to allow easy switching between the two Operating Systems.

Parallels Desktop for Mac (www.parallels.com) or VMware Fusion (http://www.vmware.com)

Wireless Projection  

Air Play mirroring compatible
e.g. AirParrot (
airsquirrels.com/airparrot)

Built-in feature of
OS X (2011 or later Mac)