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Hardware & online ordering

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Park Ridge SHS provides both minimum and recommended hardware requirements for BYOx. 

The minimum requirements are what is required for devices to function on our network, whilst the recommended requirements are our suggestion to provide an acceptable experience over a 3 year life span.

These requirements are for general, non-technical subjects in years 7-9. For senior technology subjects, high performance desktops are provided by the school.  Students studying Media, ICT or Design) should consult the buying guide (below) and the subject teacher if considering buying a high performance BYOx machine.

A physical keyboard attachment is required if parents are considering a tablet device.

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

Hardware Requirements

Minimum requirements

Processor

Intel Core i3/AMD/Latest generation Pentium

Memory

4GB DDR3 Memory

Hard Drive

128GB

Screen Size

10” and over

Resolution

1280 x 1024

Battery

10+hrs Why is this number is so high?

Network

5Ghz N Wireless (Wi-Fi 4) (external adaptors can upgrade to this)

Operating System*

Windows 10 Home/Pro

Mac/iOS*


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

Recommended requirements

Processor

Intel Core i5

Memory

8GB DDR3 Memory

Hard Drive

256GB

Screen Size

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

Resolution

1920 x 1080 FHD

Battery

10+hrs Why is this number is so high?

Network

5Ghz A/C Wireless (Wi-Fi 5)

Operating System*

Windows 10 Home/Pro

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

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, 219KB)

BYOx Portals

Devices are available online through the following BYOD portals that have been set up with appropriate devices, however this is not a requirement and parents can buy from any business.

  • DELL (Username: PRSHS, password: parent)
  • JB Hi-Fi (School code: PARKRIDGESHSBYOD2021)
  • HP Online (School code: ParkRidgeSHS, 5% Discount code: park5%)
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Last reviewed 09 November 2020
Last updated 09 November 2020