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Device Specifications

Devices Specifications

Hardware Specification

The device MUST meet all of the following requirements

Form Factor

Laptop, hybrid (touch screen notebook), Chromebook Device, or Tablet.

Physical Dimensions

•       Minimum Screen Size: 9.7”

•       Maximum Screen Size: 17”

Operating System (OS)

•       Microsoft Windows 10 or 11

•       Apple macOS 10.14 (Mojave) on newer

•       Apple iOS 11 or greater

•       Android 10 or greater

•       Chromebook version 90 or greater

Battery Life

Recommended advertised battery life of six hours or more

Wireless Capabilities

Device must have 5GHz 802.11n support

This may be advertised as:

•       Wi-Fi 6

•       Wi-Fi 5

•       Dual Band Wireless

•       802.11ac

•       802.11ax

•       Gigabit Wireless

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

Additional Requirements

•       Maximum weight: 1.8kg (strongly encouraged)

•       Minimum RAM: 4GB, 8GB+ (preferred)

•       Minimum Storage: 128GB, Solid State Drive - SDD (strongly encouraged)

•       Accidental loss and breakage insurance (strongly encouraged)

Functional Specification

The device must also meet the following functional requirements pertaining to application software

General Education Software

Web browser:

•       Google Chrome 90 or newer

•       Microsoft Edge 90 or newer

•       Firefox browser 96 or newer

•       Safari browser 14 or newer


• Word Processor, Spreadsheet & Presentation Package: Examples include Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps (Chromebooks).

Microsoft Office and Adobe products are provided to all DEC students free of charge. These are most compatible with Microsoft Windows and can be downloaded through the Student Portal.

Back up

Cloud or USB based backup solution

Students must ensure that their files are regularly backed up. Note that not all “cloud” based solutions will work through the DOE network.

Security/Virus Protection Software

Current and reputable security / virus protection software. A declaration will need to be signed and returned to school. This will be sent home in due course.