Laptops

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

To enrich students' daily learning experience, it is essential that students bring their own laptop to school. Laptops are used by students to create content, research topics and interact through online activities.

In order to provide students with the right tools to enhance their learning experience, the device should meet the minimum specifications as follows: 

FORM FACTOR

A laptop device with a touch screen and stylus/pen is highly recommended

SCREEN SIZE

13.3” or larger

Due to supply issues, we have agreed with our vendors to provide an entry level device with a smaller screen, but it might be required to upgrade from this when your student moves on to senior year levels.

OPERATING SYSTEM

Microsoft Windows 11

WIRELESS CAPABLE

5GHz 802.11n or higher specifications of 802.11AC or 802.11AX

May be advertised as ‘DUAL BAND’ or ‘GIGABIT Wireless capable’

BATTERY LIFE

Advertised battery life of eight hours use. Students are required to arrive at school with their laptop fully charged.

PROCESSOR or CPU

Intel i5 minimum

OR

AMD Ryzen 5

An entry level Intel i3 or AMD Ryzen 3 will be accepted, but an upgrade might be required in the future.

MEMORY

8GB RAM minimum

DISK DRIVE

256GB SSD (Solid State Device)

INSURANCE & WARRANTY

3-year Warranty (often included in price)

Accidental loss and breakage insurance (highly recommended)

SOFTWARE

Microsoft Office 365 is provided by the Department for Education for students to use free of charge

SECOND-HAND LAPTOPS

Second-hand laptops are not recommended due to poor battery life and performance

MODBURY HIGH SCHOOL BYOD SUPPLIERS

To assist families purchase a suitable laptop, the school has partnerships with two providers; EduNet and JB Hi-Fi for Education. These providers offer a substantial price benefit and extended warranty that you may not receive through a normal retailer (most retailers only offer a 12 month warranty at best). 

EduNet Portal

Access Code for Year 7s: MHS2024J

Access Code for all other Year levels: MHS2024S

JB Hi-Fi for Education Portal

Access Code: MODHS2024

Additional links:

JB Hi-Fi for Education Technical Support

JB Hi-Fi for Education Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that not all parents will be in a financial position to purchase a new laptop outright, so there are interest free payment plan options available. The school will facilitate the repair of machines purchased through these providers.

We believe in a culture of achievement in a respectful and rigorous learning environment

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