This information has been updated for 2022.
Park Ridge SHS provides both minimum (limited functionality) and recommended hardware requirements for BYOD. Specifications are for general study. More details can be found in the BYOD Buying Guide.
Parents are strongly advised to purchase a protective case, extended warranty and Accidental Damage Protection (ADP).
Park Ridge has developed a useful buying guide to help parents choose an appropriate device for their child.
Download the Park Ridge BYOD Buying Guide (PDF, 242KB)
The school has partnered with retailers that offer suitable devices for school:
Why buy through our portals?
- All devices have been approved by our technical staff
- 0% interest 12-month payment plans available for most devices
- Some vendors offer devices designed specifically for education and are not available in retail stores
- Easy bundling of Accidental Damage Protection (considered essential)
- School based technical support, including repairs at school
- SPECIAL DEALS
Intel Pentium/Intel Core i3 (2018+ / 8th Gen+)
4GB (not recommended for new devices - upgrade to 8GB)
10+hrs Why is this number is so high?
1280 x 1024
Wi-Fi 5 (5Ghz 802.11ac)
Windows 11, Windows 10 Home/Pro
Mac/iOS (not recommended - high technical skill required)
Android/Chrome OS not supported
If minimum specifications are not met, the laptop cannot connect to the school network.
OS not supported: Chromebooks, Android, Windows 8.1 or older, Linux, iOS 12.x and older
Hire & scholarship options
Buying a new laptop can be done with a 12-month payment plan in most cases. However, if you are in financial difficulty Park Ridge SHS has limited hire options available.
Families in extreme financial hardship may be able to apply for a scholarship loan device.