Student Computer Minimum Specifications 2019
In order to best access student software and Internet resources in 2019 students are asked to provide their own laptop device for use in classes and at home.
Newcomb Secondary College students will have access to a free of charge software suite of over 50 educational titles including MS Office 2016, virus protection and a variety of other subject related apps and software.
This software can be installed free of charge and will be updated via our school network when logged on as a student. The software will be removed from devices when students leave the school so an operating system backup is required to be kept for this purpose.
While at school student devices will access the school network via a wireless connection, requiring a security certificate to be installed by the school. Home network and internet access is the responsibility of the student and their family.
Minimum Computer Specifications
• Recommended Core I5 Processor (or a minimum of Core I3 Processor)
• Recommended 8Gb of RAM ( or a minimum of 4 GB )
• Recommended 250Gb Hard Drive ( or a minimum of 128 GB )
Please note: Some cheaper devices have a Hard Drive of less than 70 GB and are intended for use with Cloud-based storage so are unsuitable as they unable to have school software installed.
Laptops or tablet computers require access to an Ethernet port to allow for software imaging and updates.
If you are considering a purchase feel free to contact the school IT department to check before you buy.
We have been able to source 2nd hand laptops for 2019. Details will go out to families shortly.