Digital Devices for 2022

Monbulk College is committed to providing our students with the best access to learning technologies and online learning.

A Windows notebook or a Mac notebook are the only approved devices for use in the Year 7 program.

Monbulk College’s notebook program requires a device that will enable students to use it for at least 3 years, with increasing complexity of programs introduced at Year 9. As such, the suggested minimum requirements are outlined below.

If you choose to use a device that does not meet these requirements it may not be capable of supporting the range of software and other features required. This device would possibly need to be replaced earlier than the 3 to 4 year anticipated life span. Any families using a device with a hard drive of less than 256 GB will need to support their student in regularly backing up files to an external hard drive and ensuring that only programs or apps required for school are installed.

All students will have access to a range of free software including Microsoft Office and the Adobe suite. Opportunities to install these will be provided early 2022.

Families wishing to purchase a new device may wish to compare prices with our partner Learning With Technologies who are able to provide education pricing which may be cheaper than retail.

Any families who may require financial assistance to purchase this are welcome to contact the No Interest Loan Scheme.

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Suggested minimum requirements

Note: Students are not permitted to charge their devices while in the classroom, so battery life is a significant consideration.

Windows PC

  • Processor – 2.6 GHz (4 core)
  • Memory – 8 GB
  • Display size – 13 inch (diagonal)
  • Run time (battery) – 8 hours
  • Solid state drive – at least 256 GB
  • Maximum weight – 2.5kg

MacBook

  • MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, 2019 or later
  • Memory – 8 GB
  • Solid state drive – at least 256GB
  • Appropriate dongles/connectors to access USB, Ethernet and HDMI

For more information about our Digital Devices program at Monbulk College, please contact us.