Which device do I buy? (Years 7-12)

There are so many devices to choose from, ranging from tablets to laptops. Which one do I buy for school?

Our students in years 7 to 12 are required to have a device so that they can continue their learning assisted by the wealth of digital resources available. While the school doesn't mandate the purchase of any particular type of device, we do have some suggestions and ask you to consider the following:

  1. What will the device be used for?
    An art student using Adobe Photoshop or Premiere Pro will need a device with plenty of power whilst a student focusing on the humanities will probably need something that will get them online and run basic Office-style applications.

  2. Mac or Windows (or Linux)?
    Our teachers have a Windows-based laptop and so are best able to help other Windows users. Some of our students have an Apple device (and a few have Linux machines) and whilst these can be very functional, we find it harder to support these devices and do not recommend them.
  3. Battery life.
    This is very important. Very powerful devices often have shorter battery life. If a battery is not going to last the school day then they can easily become less than useful.

You can find a more information on the college's website.

Last modified: Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 8:44 AM