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Laptop Program 2023

2023 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.

 

2023 Student Laptop Model

OPTION 1: SURFACE GO 3

The Microsoft Surface Go 3 is an entry level device suitable for Junior School students. It operates as both a touchscreen tablet with stylus (pen) and as a traditional laptop with keyboard cover accessory (included in purchase price).

Surface Go 3 Specifications:

• 10.5” Touchscreen
• 128GB SSD storage, 8GB RAM, Dual-core Intel i3 processor
• Keyboard + styles (pen)
• USB 3 type-C, micro SDX, 3.5mm audio
• 5mp front-facing, 8mp rear-facing 1080p HD video cameras
• 3 year/2 claim accidental damage ($99- excess)
• Standard 1 year manufacturers warranty

Price: $1,086*

 

OPTION 2:  SURFACE LAPTOP GO 2

The Microsoft Laptop Go is an option for students who prefer a laptop over a tablet device. This
device has a larger screen, better processing, and larger storage.

Laptop Go Specifications:

• 12.4” Touchscreen
• 256GB SSD storage, 8GB RAM, Intel i5 processor
• USB 3 type-C, USB 3 type-A, micro SDX, 3.5mm audio
• Front-facing 720p HD video camera
• 3 year/2 claim accidental damage ($99- excess)
• Standard 1 year manufacturers warranty

 

Price: $1,325*

 

OPTION 3: MACBOOK AIR

The Apple Macbook Air is an additional option for students who prefer Apple computers. This device
has a larger screen, better processing, and larger storage.

Macbook Air Specifications:

• 13” Retina Display
• 256GB SSD storage, 8GB RAM, 8-core Apple M1 processor
• Touch ID
• USB 3 type-C, 3.5mm
• FaceTime 1080p HD camera
• Applecare and insurance $215.00

Price: $1,365*

*prices are based upon all available information at the time of publication and are subject to change

Cases and bags for these devices are also available. Click on this link for more information 2023 BYOD

Supplied by EDUCOMIT Computing

 

PURCHASING OPTIONS

1. Beechworth Secondary College strongly recommends that families purchase devices through the EDUCOMIT  portal: https://www.educomit.com.au/bsc-landing/

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 BIGSUR or higher
Wireless 802.11 802.11
RAM 8GB 8GB
Hard Drive 128GB 128GB

 

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.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

EDUCOMIT offers three payment options:

1. Upfront purchase of device and accessories

2. Four month lay-by from time of order until device is delivered. Cost split into four equal payments with no additional charges, fees or interest.

3. Finance available through Edstart. 3 year lease-to-own with a flat rate of $6.00 per month interest for the duration of the contract. (please read terms & conditions carefully)

For more information on payment options, contact EDUCOMIT on (02) 6000 2137

 

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

BSC Careers

Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school. You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the VCE, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

http://www.beechworthsecondarycareers.com/