Bring Your Own Device Program, System Requirements & Recommendations

Students of The Gunston School bring and use their own personal computing devices. Students have the opportunity to bring in a device that is personalized to meet their intellectual goals and creative growth. This level of individualization helps students develop technical fluency where they can become productive and responsible digital citizens on their device both inside and outside the classroom. 

Requirements for the “Bring Your Own Device” program are simple and affordable. The most basic qualification for a device is that it has a Windows or Mac operating system. The majority of students own Macbooks with a fair majority of those in the sciences having Windows devices. With Macbook Pro’s being the most popular, yet most expensive device, the Macbook Air is an affordable alternative. Any big brands such as Dell, HP, Asus, or Lenovo for Windows devices are also options. Chromebooks are not recommended for use as they are highly limited in their potential. In addition, avoid devices that have a detachable or flexible keyboard, tablets or handhelds. 

If you have any questions please reach out to the Director of Technology, Tom Chafey.

Device Recommendations

Device Recommendations

  • Mac: Macbook Pro, Macbook Air
  • Windows: Lenovo T Series, Lenovo X Series, Lenovo P Series, Asus Q Series, Asus Vivobook, Asus ROG, HP EliteBook, HP ZBook, HP Premium, Dell XPS, Dell Inspiron

Not-Recommended

iPads, iPad Pro, Android Tablets, Windows Tablets, Chromebooks and mini-Laptops

Specifications

Software Specifications

  • Windows 10 or MacOS

Hardware Specifications

  • Hard drive: Solid State Drive (SSD) with 128GB of storage or greater (highly recommended) 
  • Memory/Ram: 8GB Ram
  • CPU/Processor: Dual-Core
  • Screen Size: 13.1 or Greater