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BYOD System Requirements

  1. Device with keyboard which now includes a Chromebook.
    1. Must be Windows 7 or later (rental laptops will be on Windows 10 for 2017-18); Mac 10.9 or later, Chrome OS
    2. Linux OS not recommended
  2. USB ports (at least 1)
  3. 4 GB of RAM recommended
  4. Not a preferred device: IPad or tablet
  5. Antivirus needed? Student can download the Avast Education version at no cost (https://www.avast.com/en-us/index).
  6. A list of required and suggested applications is available here. This includes information on how to access free downloads of Office 2016.
  7. A protective case is recommended.
  8. Items to consider:
    1. Laptop weight and size (carried all day to classes)
    2. Is there a warranty if the device is damaged? Is it covered under homeowner's insurance?
  9. Although ZCS does not recommend a brand of laptop, if you have a questions about a device you are considering, please email us at zcstech@zcs.k12.in.us.
  10. If a problem occurs with the device at home or at school, a loaner from ZCS is available.
  11. For more information, read our latest ZCS Technology Update!