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Device Selection

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​​​​Springfield Central State High does not recommend or endorse a particular computer brand, model or supplier. You have the freedom of purchasing a laptop that best suits your personal needs and budget requirements.

However, the device you choose to purchase must meet the minimum specifications and must have a compatible operating syste​m.


Devices that are NOT Compatible?

  • Microsoft Surface RT – These devices are not compatible with BYOx solution.

  • Linux Devices – These devices are not compatible with BYOx solution.

  • Chromebooks  – These devices are not compatible with BYOx solution.

  • Windows 10S   – Windows 10S cannot run software that has not been downloaded from the Windows Store. Devices with Windows 10 S Mode are compatible but require additional steps.

  • Android Tablets and systems are not supported


Microsoft Windows Device Specifications

General Learning Devices

These devices will be suitable for general Learning purposes, excluding Video Editing, CAD etc. Intel or AMD CPU, 8GB Ram, 128GB HDD minimum, Battery sufficient to last 6 hours on Balanced Power Mode.  64-bit Operating System ( WINDOWS 10 or above), Wireless 5Ghz 802.11AC


High End Devices

These devices will be suitable for High End Tasks, including Video Editing/Encoding, CAD, VR etc. Core i5/Core i7 CPU, 16GB Ram, 256 GB HDD, Battery sufficient to last 6 hours on Balanced Power Mode, 64-bit Operating System (WINDOWS 10 or above), Wireless 5Ghz 802.11AC.


​Apple MacBook Device Specifications

General Learning​​ Devices​​

​Macbook Air OSX 10.13 or Higher Wireless 5.4Ghz, 128GB HDD minimum​

​​High End Devices

Macbook Pro OSX 10.13 or Higher Wireless 5.4Ghz, 256GB SSD minimum


Apple iPad Device Specifications​​

IPads with an iOS level of 10+ can be connected to the BYOx network but these devices will not be able to support effective learning when:

  • Access to network file shares and printing is required because iPads cannot connect to these services;
  • Significant text entry is required because the screen keyboards on these devices are not suitable for ergonomic large text input (a Bluetooth keyboard would be needed);
  • Use of school software licensed for BYOx devices is required because the software runs only on Windows or Mac devices.
Students are expected to have a laptop computer sufficient for their curriculum needs as defined in the specifications on this page.


Accessories: protective hard case, warranty coverage.

Optional (but recommended): accidental damage insurance.


Buy Local

We believe in supporting local business. There are a number of IT providers in the immediate community region that can provide BYO device purchase options and advice. 


Supplier Portals 

A number of IT suppliers have designed and provided BYOD portals for parents to access. These portals provide a number of services in one location, including the purchase of protective cases/bags, Insurance policies and Accidental Damage Protection.

​​JB HI-FI Education

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Access JB Hi-FI's BYOD Portal Here

Using the School code: SPCENTBYOD2022

Using this portal you can access a pre-defined list of devices that are Approved for use here @ SCSHS.

Any Device Purchased from JB HI-FI is able to utilise​ their Support team for managing Service requests.

Click here to Visit the Support page​


 Dell Portal


 Access Dell's BYOD Portal

Important: You will require user details before you are able to purchase a device from the Dell Portal. The log in details are below:

Username: springfieldcentral

Password: parent


Acer Portal


Access Acer's BYOD Portal

No Login requirements to access the online store. Details are only required when completing a purchase on the site.

HP Portal 



No Login requirements to access the online store. Details are only required when completing a purchase on the site.

School Log-in Code: SpringfieldSHS
Discount Code: springfield5%

Any further questions can be answered by our IT Department.​

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Last reviewed 12 November 2021
Last updated 12 November 2021