eLearning

2021 BYOD

Beechworth Secondary College supports a student-owned laptop program to enable all students 1:1 computer access for flexible engagement with digital learning. A student-owned laptop that meets minimum system requirements is a requisite for all students from years 7-12 and must be used in accordance with the Beechworth Secondary College Acceptable Use Agreement.

 

2021 Student Laptop Model

Dell Latitude 3190

Specifications:

  • Pentium N5030
  • 11.6” HD anti-glare screen
  • HD Camera & microphone
  • WLAN capable
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB PCIe Hard Drive
  • Intel Dual-band AC 8265 Wi-fi & Bluetooth wireless
  • Windows 10
  • 3 Cell 42WHR Battery
  • 3Y ProSupport Plus and next business day onsite service

Price: $1,140

Supplied by CompNow Computing

 

PURCHASING OPTIONS

1. Purchase the recommended Dell Laptop through the CompNow portal: https://shop.compnow.com.au/school/beechworth-sc

2. Purchase a laptop that meets the minimum system requirements through a supplier of your choice. Please take warranty/repair arrangements into consideration when purchasing through alternative suppliers.

3. Pursue a secondhand or hand-me-down laptop that meets minimum system requirements.

 

MINIMUM SYSTEM

Windows Apple
Operating System Windows 10 or higher OS X Lion or higher
Wireless 802.11 802.11
RAM 8GB 8GB
Hard Drive 256GB 256GB

 

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

•Please evaluate the build quality of any laptop purchased. The demands of being carried around to classes, and to and from school can take a toll on a computer. Further protection can be added by purchasing a hard cover for your laptop.

•It is the responsibility of each family to ensure the laptop is covered by insurance/warranty in the event of accidental damage or theft. The College accepts no responsibility for damage or loss.

•Laptops need to come to school, fully-charged and ready for use each day. Power supplies cannot be used at school due to the Occupational Health & Safety risks.

•Students must ensure the safety and security of their laptop by storing it in their assigned locker with its lock fastened.

•Laptops cannot be serviced by College technicians. All maintenance and servicing is the owner’s responsibility.

•Transport of the laptop with the screen closed, and using it securely on a desk can minimise risk of damage.

•Plan for the future with a device that will last at-least three years, and meets the demands of their learning.

•Please check the Minimum Specifications of your chosen device.

 

DET SOFTWARE PROVISIONS

The Department of Education and Training (DET) provides access to a range of software to support student learning in schools. Your child will be able to access from EduSTAR, through the Beechworth Secondary College network:

•Google G Suite applications

•Microsoft office suite and Office 365 applications

•Adobe Creative Cloud applications

•Antivirus Endpoint protection

•Creative technology applications

www.edustar.vic.edu.au