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BYOD System Requirements

  1. Device with keyboard which includes a Chromebook.
  2. Operating System:
    1. Windows 7 or later (rental laptops are on Windows 10)
    2. Mac 10.11 or later
    3. Chrome OS 65
    4. Linux OS not recommended
  3. Browsers:
    1. Safari 9 (minimum)
    2. Chrome 65 (minimum)
    3. Firefox 58 (minimum)
  4. USB ports (at least 1)
  5. 8 GB of RAM recommended (4 GB minimum)
  6. Not a preferred device: IPad or tablet
  7. Antivirus needed? At no cost, students can download the Avast https://www.avast.com/en-us/index) or AVG https://www.avg.com.
  8. A list of required and suggested applications is available here. This includes information on how to access free downloads of Office 2016.
  9. A protective case is recommended.
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. If a problem occurs with the device at home or at school, a loaner from ZCS is available.
Rental Laptop Specifications (new laptop is a Lenovo Thinkpad 11e):
  • Hard Drive: 128 GB SSD
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Processor: Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  • Case:  Clamshell Case