In 2019 we recommend all students to bring a device with the following specifications:
- A laptop, netbook, or tablet PC (smart PC) will provide students with a comprehensive learning tool and is ideal as an information and content creation device. (No Chromebooks or iPads please.)
- Operating system– this device must have a full operating system – either Windows or Mac OSX would be appropriate. Note that not all tablet PCs, netbooks and Chromebooks have full operating systems. Please check this before you commit to a purchase.
- Internet Browser – we use Google Chrome which has the necessary interface for our systems.
- Common browser plugins– the device must have common browser plugins installed on it. This includes Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Java, Adobe Shockwave and Apple Quicktime.
- Language – the device operating system and browsers must be set to display in English.
- Google Apps for Education– we use a customised EGGS Google Apps environment for teaching and learning. This provides students with a free Office-type environment available through the Internet.
- Due to factors such as battery life and warranty, you’ll probably need to purchase two devices during the student’s 5 years at EGGS.
Please remember to name your daughter’s device for safety.
EGGS has partnerships with a number of suppliers to provide discounted prices and bundle offers for your daughter’s BYOD. Please identify yourself as an EGGS parent in all correspondence with these suppliers to get the benefits of the EGGS partnership.
Specifications and recommended attributes and list of suppliers (PDF)