The purchase of a device is a major decision and a significant expense. A good quality device may last for multiple years. Your investment allows the school to maximise learning outcomes for all students.
Our preferred device is a laptop with the following specifications:
• Windows or Mac devices are acceptable
• 8 Gigabytes of RAM
• Solid State Hard Drive (SSD)
• 5 GHz wireless compatible (MUST)
However, iPads and Windows tablets are compatible but must be used with an attached keyboard.
Chromebooks are acceptable as basic wordprocessing devices but are not suitable for students who do TAS, CAPA and IT subjects.
Android and Linux devices are highly discouraged.
Asquith Boys High School has a purchasing portal available with suggested devices:
For Windows Devices:
Your school login code is: AsquithBHS
Please note: These devices come with 3-year on-site support at ABHS allowing for laptop warranty repairs to be carried out at school. You may also pay extra to cover accidental damage to laptops.
Alternatively, devices are available for purchase at other retail stores and the above specifications can be discussed in-store.
Prior to bringing a device to school students and parents/care givers are required to sign the ABHS BYOD Student Agreement that sets out how the device can be used at school.
Download more detailed Device Specifications.