ICT - BYOD
Bring Your Own Device
In 2022 Balmoral K-12 Community will be transitioning to a netbook/notebook program starting with Year 7 to enable a more varied approach to new skills.
A BYOD computer should comply with the Balmoral K-12 Community College Technical Specifications and be used as described in the College’s Acceptable Use Agreement. Balmoral K-12 Community College offers two BYOD options:
We encourage all parents to support local suppliers to benefit our local community. The following are some local suppliers who could be approached....
School Code: BCC22
Laptops provided by JB Hi-Fi Education Solutions are robust and designed for education. They all feature one-year onsite warranty from the manufacturer. There is an optional extended warranty and accidental damage insurance to cover against accidental damage and theft if you wish to take it up.
Once a year a the school will select 2 mid tier and appropriate devices and facilitate a group buy leveraging school suppliers and and bulk discounts.
Specifications for Independently Purchased BYOD Computers
Intel i3 or Ryzen 3
128 GB SSD
Intel i5 or Ryzen 5
256 GB SSD
While a system meeting the Minimum specification will perform the tasks required for all students it is recommended to move toward the Recommended specifications for students in higher years and/or those undertaking classes that rely more heavily on computing devices.
If considering a budget notebook, please consider talking to BCC IT Support as cheaper notebooks rarely allow for upgrading and can often have disappointing and a short practical lifespan. A refurbished notebook can perform as well as a new high-end one and can be found at a fraction of the cost of a new low-end laptop. We are happy to support our parents and students with current recommendation and purchasing advice when considering a refurbished notebook.
http://reboot-it.com.au based in Melbourne has in the past had the best prices on Lenovo & Dell.
http://renewd.com.au based in Sydney has excellent prices on HP and Acer.
All required software is either available free via the relevant company website or a license and download will be provided by DET.