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Choosing a Device
While there may be numerous devices listed on your school’s BYOD program, they are all suitable for use at your child’s school since these device have been chosen based on information provided by your school.
Your school may have provided you with an information pack on any specific or minimum device requirements that your child may need due to their Year Level or subjects, so we advise that you have this information handy when choosing a device.

If you are after any accessories such as a bag or extended warranty or insurance, these will become visible after you have selected a device of your choosing. Once again, the offering and range of extended warranty and insurance are after consultation with your school. Note that some schools will have required accessories already bundled with the device and this will be shown on the description of the computer/tablet. At this point in time, any accessories, warranties and insurance must be purchased in the same transaction as the device and cannot be purchased at a later date.
Shipping
All of our BYOD orders are fulfilled from our main warehouse in Victoria and therefore the stock located in stores cannot be used to fulfil your order. The stock that is used to fulfil your order is exclusive for your BYOD Order and is not available at JB Hi-Fi stores (however they are more than able to assist with any queries after your purchase). This stock is Education specific and are not usual retail models, except for Apple and Surface Pro's. If your order is to be delivered to your nominated store for collection you will receive an email and/or SMS to notify you when it can be collected. Should your order be required to be delivered to the school, the school will contact you once the order can be collected.

To assist in providing an estimate on when the order will dispatch, we have listed specific delivery ETA’s above the ‘Add To Cart’ button on the item. Delays can occur from time to time and we will do our best to advise you once information regarding this comes to hand.
Computer Terminology
We understand that some of the terminology used to describe the features of devices on any website can sometimes be confusing. However the below information should be of some assistance to help decide what computer is best.
  • CPU
    This is the brains of the computer. The more ‘cores’ the CPU has means the amount of different processes it can handle at one time. The ‘gHZ’ refers to how quickly it can action processes, thus a CPU with more cores and higher GHZ is better but can be more expensive.
  • RAM
    This is the temporary memory that the computer uses to assist in running programs or processors. Extra space or GB means the computer has more space to store data it needs temporarily to run. Again devices that have a higher GB rating of RAM will run better, but may be more expensive.
  • HDD/SSD
    This is the permanent memory that the computer uses to store such data as the Operating System, Programs, Files, etc. and thus the higher GB a Hard Drive is the more you can store. Technology has changed in recent times where SSD (Solid State Drives) are now more readily available. SSD’s are better than their HDD counterpart as they do not have moving parts, work a lot faster and use less power. While they are more expensive it is of great benefit to have a device that has a SSD.
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless
    This is technology that allows the device to connect to the Internet (usually through another device such as a router/server). There are many variations of Wi-Fi and these variations can differ in speed and connectivity options. The current Wi-Fi standard is ‘AC’ whereas devices still contain the ‘N’ standard. A majority of the time either standards will be fine for your school, but we still suggest referring to your schools minimum device requirements.
  • Battery Life
    Battery life is important for devices as in most instances, schools do not allow children to charge their device at school – devices would need to be charged at home overnight. There is some information that will assist in deciding which laptop contains better battery life. Good practice to ensure your battery will last long is to enlist things as lowering screen brightness, turning off Bluetooth, etc. as these can drain the battery life.
  • Cells
    A laptop battery contains Cells that assist in delivering power to your computer. Generally the more cells a battery has the longer it will last between charges. 4 Cell Batteries are good for browsing the web and office applications. 6 Cells Batteries are suited for that as well, but are also better if your device will be running more intensive Graphic Design/Production programs as well; however they can be more expensive.
  • Whr
    this is the term given for Watt Hours. The higher the WHR rating on a battery generally means the longer the battery will last.
After Sales Support
While issues may arise after your child has started to use the device, we always recommend to contact the School’s IT Department/Helpdesk for assistance. Should they be unable to resolve the matter, the manufacturer will be the next best point of call. However at any time you do not receive a satisfactory response, please feel free to contact us via our Contact Us form.