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Heard about BYOD? Bring your own device for education
Heard about BYOD? Bring your own device for education

Do You Know About BYOD?

An ever-growing number of schools across New Zealand are enthusiastically adopting the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative. It promotes the use of technology by students inside the classroom to aid learning. This may be by accessing the internet, school network and apps, as well as connecting to gadgets like printers. For pupils to experience the full benefits of this policy, selecting a suitable product is essential. There are many devices -like tablets, laptops, notebooks and 2-in-1 computers with varying technical specs and price points to choose from. It's little wonder parents can find the prospect of selecting the right device for their child's education confusing

What class is your child in?

For the bright-eyed beginner who needs a device that's fun, engaging and encourages their inquisitive mind, we recommend a tablet or iPad. Here's our checklist for picking the right one:

  • 9.7" touchscreen.
  • At least 16GB of storage.
  • At least a 6-hour battery life.
  • Large range of educational apps.
  • Fun, engaging and easy to learn.
  • Small and lightweight to carry around easily.
  • Protective, drop-proof cases available.

Tablets can help harness their imagination and make learning fun with plenty of educational apps available. We recommend these features on the checklist for picking the right device:

  • Minimum 8" Touchscreen
  • At least a 6-hour* battery life to last the school day.
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi for fast access to the school network.
  • Lightweight for portability.
  • Stylus for designing and drawing.
  • Keyboard Folio and Protective, drop-proof cases available.







For Primary Schools who use Notebooks / Hybrid devices that are specifically catered to education sector and can help harness their imagination to make learning fun with plenty of educational apps. We recommend these features on the checklist for picking the right device:

  • Intel® processor.
  • Mechanical keyboard.
  • Minimum 2GB Ram.
  • Touchscreen (optional).
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi for fast access to the school network.
  • At least a 6-hour* battery life to last the school day.
  • USB ports to connect digital devices such as a digital cameras, hard drives and printers.
  • Lightweight for easy transport between home and school.
  • Robust and Solid State Storage.
  • Expandable storage available.

For the young tech-savvy type at primary school who's curious about the latest technology and innovation, we recommend a laptop. Here's our checklist for picking the right one:

  • Intel® processor.
  • Full-size keyboard.
  • At least 128GB of storage.
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi for fast access to the school network.
  • At least a 6-hour* battery life to last the school day.
  • USB ports to connect digital devices such as a printer.
  • Lightweight for easy transport between home and school.
  • Expandable storage available.

For the all-rounder at primary school who wants a device that's great for doing homework as well as playing video games, we recommend a laptop. Here's our checklist for picking the right one:

  • Larger screen and full-size keyboard.
  • Intel® processor.
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi for fast access to the school network.
  • Long battery life (6 hours* minimum) to last the school day.
  • USB ports to connect digital devices such as a printer.
  • Lightweight for easy transport between home and school.

Have a student who heading to High School or progressing to Y10? Picking a device for High School is easy with this checklist:

  • Intel® processor.
  • Mechanical keyboard.
  • Microsoft Windows, Google Chrome or Apple OS.
  • Minimum 2GB Ram.
  • Touchscreen (optional).
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi for fast access to the school network.
  • At least a 6-hour* battery life to last the school day.
  • USB ports to connect digital devices such as a digital cameras, hard drives and printers.
  • Lightweight for easy transport between home and school.
  • Robust and Solid State Storage.
  • Expandable storage available.

As students' progress through High School their needs change and they will need more options and performance for their school BYOD device. Here is a checklist with important features to look for when purchasing their next device:

  • Larger touchscreen and Storage.
  • High-performance Intel® processor.
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi for fast access to the school network.
  • At least a 6-hour* battery life (minimum) to last the school day.
  • USB ports to connect digital devices such as a printer.
  • Lightweight for portability.
  • Stylus for designing and drawing are optional.
  • Devices that are suitable and carry through into Tertiary Education.

For the young tech-savvy type at high school who gets a buzz from finding facts and formulating figures, we recommend a laptop. Here's our checklist for picking the right one:

  • Powerful Intel® processor.
  • 8GB RAM.
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi for fast access to the school network.
  • At least a 6-hour* battery life to last the school day.
  • USB ports to connect digital devices such as a printer.
  • Lightweight for easy transport between home and school.

For the all-rounder high school studentwho enjoys studying, learning and using multimedia, we recommend a laptop. Here's our checklist for picking the right one:

  • Large screen.
  • Powerful Intel® processor.
  • 8GB RAM.
  • Larger hard drive.
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi for fast access to the school network.
  • Long battery life (6-hours* minimum) to last the school day.
  • USB ports to connect digital devices such as a printer.
  • Lightweight for easy travel between home and school.

For the young scholar at University, polytechnic or Wânanga looking to work and study from anywhere, we recommend a device with features from the following checklist to get the right device:

  • Large screen and hard drive.
  • Full-size keyboard.
  • High-performance Intel® processor.
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi for fast access to the school network.
  • At least a 6-hour battery* life to last the school day.
  • USB ports to connect digital devices such as a printer.
  • Lightweight for portability.
  • Stylus for design and drawing is optional.

For the creative student at University, polytechnic or Wânanga who is studying design, engineering and Illustrator courses, we recommend device that is not only powerful, but will last a day of classes. We recommend features from the checklist below:

  • Large screen and SSD hard drive.
  • Full-size keyboard.
  • High-performance Intel® processor.
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi for fast access to the wireless network.
  • At least a 6-hour battery* life.
  • USB ports to connect digital devices such as a printer.
  • Lightweight for portability.
  • Ability to output to larger displays.
  • Stylus for design and drawing is optional.

For the young tech-savvy type at uni, college or TAFE pursuing a degree in engineering or science, we recommend a laptop . Here's our checklist for picking the right one:

  • Powerful processor, like Intel® CoreTM i5/i7.
  • At least 8GB of memory
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi for fast access to the school network.
  • At least a 6-hour* battery life to last the school day.
  • USB ports to connect digital devices such as a printer.
  • Lightweight for easy transport between classes.
  • Durable to withstand everyday school use.

For the all-rounder at uni, college or TAFE juggling multiple subjects, classes and assignments - as well as a social life - we recommend a laptop. Here's our checklist for picking the right one:

  • Intel® CoreTM i7 processor.
  • At least 8GB of memory.
  • Bigger screen.
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi for fast access to the school network.
  • Long battery life (6-hours* minimum) to last the school day.
  • Additional USB ports to connect digital devices such as a printer.
  • Lightweight for portability between home and school.
  • Durable to withstand everyday use.
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