Device Requirements

Minimum Device Requirements

All College devices must be a Mac Notebook suitable to run the latest Apple Mac Operating System. If you make the decision to purchase a new laptop the minimum recommended device is a 13 inch MacBook Air with “M1, M2 or M3 Chip” and 256GB storage. This device has been chosen based on connectivity, reliability, excellent performance, battery life and is fit for College use. 

Families are free to purchase their dedicated device from any vendor. Please note that St Benedict’s Catholic College has no affiliation with vendors. We have simply listed vendors to assist in finding local suppliers.

EduComIT has developed a purchase portal for St Benedict’s Catholic College to help families with purchasing a device and is located in Smeaton Grange. The EduComIT portal can be located at;

Alternatively, parents may wish to purchase directly from Apple, JBHiFi, Harvey Norman etc either through their online store or shop front. Laptops must also be carried in a protective case when moving between classes to avoid accidental damage to the device. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they care for and protect their device to ensure that no accidents happen. The College recommends a case similar to the STM Ace Armour. The features of this case provide a high level of protection around the entire device. Please be advised that soft cloth, material or neoprene cases offer minimal protection for the Macbook.

In the event that you are unable to purchase the device outright, Retail vendors have a number of finance options that will be available to parents and carers. In the case of genuine financial hardship please contact the College to discuss alternative options.