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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

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​​​​As part of our schools 1:1 program, students are expected to have a laptop for classroom learning.

​The specifications for Windows and Mac laptops are listed below:

Windows:​


​Minimum
​Recommended - or higher
​Processor
Pentium (2018 onwards)​​i5 8th Gen - AMD equivalent
​Ram
​8GB
​8GB
​Storage
​256GB SSD
256GB SSD
​Graphics
​Onboard
​Onboard


Mac:

Any Macbook from 2018 onwards is able to be used at our school. The Macbook must have a 256GB SSD or larger. M1 Macbooks are permitted however we cannot guarantee that all required programs will run on Apple Silicone.

BYOD laptop are expected to have a battery life to last a full school day (6 hours).

All specialist Graphics / Engineering/ Multimedia/ Digital Technologies/ Film and TV classes are held in specialist school labs. Families of students undertaking specialist subjects may wish to purchase a laptop that meets or exceeds the recommended specifications listed above. 

Microsoft Windows laptops are preferred for students undertaking Graphics and/or engineering subjects.

Loan devices may be available from the library should a student need a short term hire while a BYOD is being repaired.​ Deposit and hire fees may apply.

No onsite repair service is available for BYOD laptops. BYOD repairs are the responsibility of the family. It is highly recommended that an insurance/Accidental Damage Policy (ADP) is taken out on the BYOD laptop. Please be mindful that some ADPs do not include the school environment.

Not supported devices

​​​​Chrome books, Chrome OS and Android Tablets are not supported on the Education Queensland network due to data security risks. Any devices brought to school running Chrome OS will not be able to connect to the network, use Microsoft services such as Word and Outlook, or be able to print.

iPads are no longer supported by our school.

Windows 7, 8, 10S and 11s​ ​are not supported due to security risks and certificate requirements to connect to our schools network. Windows 10S does not support the installation of third party applications which limits students learning.


Software

Free Microsoft Office & Adobe Creative Cloud
All state school students from Prep–Year 12 can now download multiple free copies of the Microsoft Office 365 suite to their personal computer.
To download Microsoft Office 365, click here
(You must have an active EQ email address & password)

OneDrive and Outlook Web Access (email) is active and recommended to be used by all Gap State High students.

The Adobe Creative Cloud Suite can be installed on Student Laptops at the school IT helpdesk. Licenses are only available to students in subjects requiring this software.

NOTE:
  • Dropbox and Google Documents are not accessible at school for students. Please use your EQ/DETE OneDrive account
  • Personal OneDrive accounts will not work at school
  • iCloud does not work at school


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Last reviewed 13 April 2022
Last updated 13 April 2022