Laptop selection check list for 2018

If you are buying from a retailer other than the ASI recommended parent purchase portal supplier, follow these guidelines to ensure that what you are being sold will operate successfully at Golden Grove High School.

Must tick one of the following:

  • Windows Version 7 Home or better (Windows 7 starter will not work) 
  • Windows Version 8.1 or better 
  • Windows Version 10

Must tick all of the following, or be better than: 

  • 11.6 inch screen (resolution 1366x768 minimum) 
  • 500GB HDD - SATA or 128GB SSD (SSD is a faster drive)
  • 4GB RAM
  • Intel i3 processor, Celeron processor is acceptable
  • Wireless a/b/g/n (must be dual band 2.4/5.0Ghz) 
  • At least 7.5 hour battery life to provide "all school day computing"
  • Hard cover protective case/carry bag

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BYOD Minimum Hardware requirements:

Windows only device:
Version 7 Home or better (Windows 7 starter will not work)
Version 8.1 or better
Version 10

  • 11.6 inch screen (1366x768 resolution minimum)
  • 500GB HDD - SATA or 128GB SSD (SSD is a faster drive)
  • 4GB RAM
  • Intel i3 processor, Celeron processor is acceptable
  • Wireless a/b/g/n (must be dual band 2.4/5.0 Ghz)
  • At least 7.5 hour battery life to provide "all school day computing"
  • Hard cover protective case/carry bag

The School will not provide support for any of the following devices/operating systems: Apple products (including iPads), Android, Chrome Books, Linux, WinXP.

Although these products may work at GGHS there is no guarantee they will be suitable for the learning and curriculum outcomes the school requires. Hence Students/Parents need to take responsibility for all aspects of these BYOD devices including the provision of any mandatory networking / application / security software.

Microsoft Office Suite:

(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
The Education Department (DECD) will provide cloud/internet access to Learnlink Office 365 and downloadable Office 365 ProPlus to all students. There are conditions for use of Office 365.

This software will be available to student/families at no charge. Parents who wish to 'opt out' of this offer are required to do so in writing.

BYOD Minimum Software requirements:

The software items below are available as free downloads and must be installed by the student/family.

Antivirus software (MANDATORY):

  • A current Antivirus and Malware software version with automatic updating enabled

Internet browser:

  • Internet Explorer version 11 or better must be installed.

Other software:

  • Adobe Reader version 10 or better
  • Java version - current version
  • Flash player - current version

School connectivity software: (MANDATORY):
Various applications are required to be installed to connect the laptop to the school network and school internet, the GGHS ICT department will provide information on this at school ICT induction sessions

  • Wireless and internet certificate
  • School management software
  • Virtual desktop client
  • Text books and curriculum applications as required