‘Bring Your Own Device’ - Device Specifications
Student devices must meet the following specifications to ensure the compatiblity with CHS Wireless Network and applications used in class.
Laptop, hybrid (touch screen notebook) or tablet device
Note: Tablets or hybrids must have a physical keyboard attachment with separate keys for A-Z and 0 – 9, which physically move when depressed.
Minimum Screen Size: 10”
Maximum Screen Size: 14”
Note: students may request to bring in a larger device if a larger screen is needed for specific subjects, otherwise it is highly recommended to have a device within these specs.
Chromebooks are generally not recommended as students in Year 9 and 10 who undertake IST, Visual Arts or Photography cannot install the apps required by these elective subjects.
|Battery Life||Advertised battery life of six hours or more|
802.11 n/ac wireless capabilities (5 GHz)
Note: This may be advertised as: “WiFi 6 or WiFi 5, Dual Band Wireless”, “802.11ac” or “Gigabit Wireless”.
2.4 GHz WiFi will not work with CHS Wireless Network.
|Additional Requirements||Students in year 9 and 10 undertaking elective Information and Software Technology (IST), Visual Arts (VA) and/or Photography and Digital Media (PDM) are required to have a device with a Windows 10 or Mac OSX 10.13 (or newer) operating system to allow installation of required software.|
Minimum Storage: 128 GB
Recommended Storage: 256 GB or more
Disk configuration : Solid State Drive (SSD)
|Memory (RAM) Recommendations||
Minimum RAM (Laptops): 4 GB (or 8 GB for Yr 9/10 IST/VA/PDM students)
|General Education Software||
● Web browser – Windows computers must run Microsoft Edge. Firefox, Chrome and Safari (Mac) are recommended.
● Word Processor – E.g. Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, OpenOffice Writer.
● Spreadsheet Package – E.g. Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, OpenOffice Calc.
Note 1: Students can download Microsoft Office 365 (at no cost) for Windows and Mac OSX from www.office.com. Instructions on how to do this are available on the school’s website. These instructions are a MUST READ!!
Note 2: All students have a Google Apps account linked to their portal account, which includes basic office software including Google Docs and Spreadsheets.
IST, VA and PDM - Adobe Creative Cloud is provided (at no cost) as part of their student account.
Note: Instructions on how to sign into Adobe Creative Cloud are available on the school’s website
|Security Software||Current and reputable software such as Microsoft Defender (Free) or paid solutions such as Bitdefender, Norton and McAfee (Optional)|