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1. Hardware & online ordering

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​Park Ridge SHS provides both minimum (limited functionality) and recommended hardware requirements for BYOx. ​

These requirements are for general, non-technical subjects in years 7-9. Senior students studying Media, ICT or Design) should check the buying guide and their subject teachers before buying a BYOx device.

Parents are strongly advised to purchase a protective case, additional warranty and accidental damage insurance.

Buying Guide

Park Ridge has developed a useful buying guide to help parents choose an appropriate device for their child.

Download the Park Ridge BYOx Buying Guide (PDF, 242KB)

Hardware Requirements

Minimum requirements

Processor

Intel Core i3 (2018+ / 8th Gen+) or latest Pentium

Memory (RAM)

4GB (not recommended for new devices - upgrade to 8GB)

Battery

10+hrs Why is this number is so high?

Screen Size

10”+

Resolution

1280 x 1024

Hard Drive

128GB

Network

Wifi 5 (5Ghz 802.11ac)

Operating System*

Windows 10 Home/Pro

Mac/iOS (not recommended - high technical skill required)


If minimum specifications are not met, the laptop cannot connect to the school network.

Recommended requirements

Processor

Intel Core i5

Memory (RAM)

8GB

Battery

10+hrs Why is this number is so high?

Screen Size

12”-15.” (touch screen with stylus recommended)

Resolution

1920 x 1080 FHD

Hard Drive

256GB

Network

Wifi 6 (5Ghz 802.11ax)

Operating System*

Windows 10 Home/Pro

OS not supported: Chromebooks, Android, Windows 8.1 or older, Linux

BYOx Portals

The school has partnered with several retailers that offer devices suitable for school.

  • DELL (Username: PRSHS, password: parent)
  • JB Hi-Fi (School code: PARKRIDGESHSBYOD2021)
  • HP Online (School code: ParkRidgeSHS, 5% Discount code: park5%)

​​​Why buy through our portals?

The portals available through the school come with the following benefits:
  • ​All devices have been approved by our technical staff
  • 0% interest 12-month payment plans available for most devcies
  • 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

​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.
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Last reviewed 26 May 2021
Last updated 26 May 2021