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2. 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 system.

Minimum Device Specifications

Machine type: Laptop, Tablet, 3in1

Platform: PC/Mac

Screen size: 10 inches or more (touch is optional)

Processor: Intel Pentium or higher (Some exceptions can be made if device has SSD Drive)

Operating system: Windows 10 or higher, Mac OSX From 10.13 and up

Wireless: AC Wireless

Ports: at least one USB port (preferable), audio in/out


​Note: Devices with Windows 10 S​ Mode are compatible but require additional steps.


Recommended Device Specifications

Machine type: Laptop, Tablet, 3in1

Platform: PC/Mac

Screen size: 12 inches or more (touch is optional)

Processor: Intel i5 or higher

Laptop/Tablet​ RAM: 8GB

Laptop Hard drive: 256GB or higher

Tablet/iPad Storage: 64gb or Higher

Operating system: Windows 10, Mac OSX From 10.10 and up

Wireless: AC Wireless

Ports: at​ least one USB port (preferable), audio in/out, in-built microphone, Camera (plus ideally SD or Micro SD)

Battery life: 10+ hours (6+ cell or higher)​


​Note: Devices with Windows 10 S​ Mode are compatible but require additional steps.

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.

 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%









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Last reviewed 22 February 2021
Last updated 22 February 2021