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Device Options

There a range of devices students can bring to school through BYOD:

  • Android Tablets
  • Apple iPads
  • Apple Macbooks
  • Chromebooks
  • Windows Laptops
  • Windows Surface Pros

Note: Android devices with version 3 or lower of the operating system are unable to connect to the DEC wireless due to a lack of proxy support. Also many Android apps currently do not support the Department of Education (DoE) proxy.

DoE Wireless Environments

Recommended Device Specifications

Form Factor

Laptop, tablet device or convertible device

A tablet device must have a physical keyboard attachment with separate keys for A – Z and 0 – 9.

Physical Dimensions

Minimum Screen Size: 9.7" or 24.5cm

Maximum Screen Size: 13.3" or 33.5cm 

Operating System

• Microsoft Windows 10 or newer

• Apple MacOS X 11 or newer

• Apple iOS 14 or newer


Wireless Compatibility

Device must have 5GHz 802.11n support

This may be advertised as "Dual Band Wireless", "802.11abgn", "802.11agn", "802.11ac" or "Gigabit Wireless".

Note: Devices marketed as "802.11bgn" probably do not support the required standard.

Battery Life

Advertised battery life of six hours or more.

Additional Recommendations

• Maximum weight: 2kg

• Minimum RAM (laptops): 4GB

• Disk configuration (laptops): Solid State disk

• Accidental loss and breakage insurance

Additional Considerations

Personal Accounts for the App Store or Google Play

While teachers are excellent at finding free apps that students can use on their mobile devices it is important to remember that the minimum age for use of these Stores is 13 so please have parents update devices for children under 13.

Antivirus - Protect your Data

Be aware that the NSW DoE BYOD Policy requires users to have a current antivirus system on their device to protect user data and DoE infrastructure. See device pages for specific recommendation.

Hardware Partners

Singleton High has developed a range of discounted device packages with Learning With Technologies, you can pay in full, access lay-by or use a finance service. Click the image below for more.

The Department of Education also has hardware partners who offer educational discounts through their purchasing portals. Click on each company logo for more information.