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BYOD Recommended Specs

The following lists include the generally accepted recommended standards for bring-your-own-devices. Currently available specifications can change rapidly -- the lists provided below are not meant to be a comprehensive or exhaustive list of components, but serve as a guideline around which to plan purchases or provision of devices.

No user will be penalized for devices not meeting these recommendations, although their working experience may be impacted if a device is below any of these recommendations.

Additional requirements may exist for specific classes and courses. It is recommended to consult with faculty to determine if any additional or different requirements may exist.

Hardware

  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster (Intel, AMD, or ARM)
  • Memory: 4 GBs or more
  • Screen size/resolution: 9", 1024 x 768 or better
  • Wireless network connectivity (801.11b, g, n, or ac)

Software

  • Platform-dependent Operating System
    • Windows 7 or later
    • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Chrome OS
    • Android 4 or later
    • iOS 7 or later
  • Office productivity suite
  • Web browser
  • Anti-virus utility

Internet Safety Precautions

Data and Information
  • Keep passwords private. Never share you passwords with anyone.
  • Use only your log-in name and email address when chatting or sending email. Never give out personal information such as your name, address, or phone number.
  • Always delete unknown email attachments without opening them.
  • Nothing you write, post, or upload on the Internet is completely private ---including email, photos, or posts.
Personal Safety and Privacy
  • Do not share photos or information about yourself, your family, school, or your home with people you meet online.
  • Not everyone you meet on-line is who they claim to be.
  • Do not meet someone you met on-line or have them visit you without permission from your parents.
  • If a person writes something that is mean or makes you feel uncomfortable, do not respond and tell a trusted adult such a parent, guardian, counselor, or teacher.
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