Laptop and Chromebook Programs 2023

The College utilises a variety of computer technologies in the classroom and has implemented 1:1 Laptop program to support teaching and learning and maximise learning opportunities. Please select from the following programs based on your child’s year level in 2023.

Year 7 Students

Each year 7 student will be loaned a Chromebook. The device will be used until the end of year 9.

Students are expected to take responsibility for the device, including taking it home after school, charging the device at home and taking it to all classes.  The devices are covered by an accidental insurance policy with $100 excess per claim. Parents and Guardians will be responsible for appropriate use outside school hours.

For further information please download the Yr7_Chromebooks_Flyer


Lenovo 300e Chromebook – 11.6” Touch Screen

Lenovo 300e Chromebook - 11.6” Touch Screen
CPU AMD 3015Ce Processor – 2 Cores, up to 2.30 GHz
Display 11.6″ HD (1366 x 768) IPS, touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass® 
OS Chrome OS
Memory 4GB
Storage 36GB
Stylus Garaged USI pen
Warranty 3 Year onsite, 3 year battery
Battery Up to 10 hours
Weight 1.3kg
Insurance Accidental damage protection, $100 Excess

Years 10-12 Students

Laptop Program options:
1.     Purchase a Laptop from our preferred supplier *recommended*
2.     Bring your own device (BYOD)


Option 1:  Purchase from preferred supplier

Purchasing a device via our preferred supplier is recommended. This gives parents and students confidence the device they purchase meets the requirements of the College’s curriculum and computer network. The device’s warranty and parts availability will span the duration of their final years of education at the College. Hardware and software issues can also be reported to the College’s IT Support Team.

In 2023, the following devices are available to purchase from

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen 3 – 13.3″ Non-Touch Screen

CPU Intel 12th Gen Core i3-1215U – 6 cores, 2 cores up to 4.4 Ghz
Display 13.3″ WUXGA (1920 x 1200), IPS, Anti-Glare, Non-Touch
OS Windows 10 Education (Current Edustar)
Memory 8GB
Storage 256GB
Stylus N/A
Warranty 3 Year onsite 1 year battery (upgradable to 3 yearbattery)
Battery Up to 8 hours
Weight 1.26kg
Insurance Accidental damage protection options available.
Cost $979 inc GST


Lenovo 13w Yoga – 13.3″ Touch Screen

CPU AMD Ryzen 5 5625U – 6 Cores, all cores up to 4.3GHz
Display 13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS touch, Corning® Gorilla® Glass
OS Windows 10 Education (Current Edustar)
Memory 8GB
Storage 256GB
Stylus Garaged Active Stylus Pen
Warranty 3 Year onsite 1 year battery (upgradable to 3 yearbattery)
Battery Up to 10 hours
Weight 1.45kg
Insurance Accidental damage protection options available.
Cost $1172 inc GST

Option 2: Bring your own device (BYOD)

Students can use their own Laptop if it meets the minimum requirements. BYOD is recommended for students that transfer to the College in their final years of school and have purchased a device at their previous College.  We highly encourage parents to consider purchasing a new Laptop from our purchase from our preferred supplier if they do not have a device that is less than 3 years old.

BYOD Specifications

Operating system Windows 10,11 or Mac OSX 10.15+
CPU 4 Cores or greater
Storage 128GB (256GB recommended)
RAM 4Gb (8GB recommended)
Battery life 8 hours minimum
Screen size 14 inches (11.6” or 13.3” recommended)
Weight Up to 1.6kg


*iPad, Phones and Chromebooks are not supported for year 10,11,12 students
**Laptops should be charged at home each night. Students are also not allowed to bring their Laptop chargers to school.

Compatibility and IT Support

We do not guarantee that BYOD devices will be compatible with our College IT Network. The College takes no responsibility for supporting devices that are not compatible. Students using their own device will also receive limited IT Support from the College. Support will be limited to configuring the device for the wireless network. Parents are responsible for the upkeep of their own device, including hardware and software support issues.


Additional Information

Protecting your Laptop
The College high encourages parents to Purchasing Accidental Damage Protection Insurance, which helps protect the device against mishaps that occur, and this can help you ensure you child’s device remains in excellent working order for their duration at the College.  Parents are also encouraged to purchase a proactive case for the device; these are available on the portal at time of purchase.


Purchases made through the portal are private financial transactions between yourself and the supplier. Hallam Secondary College does not receive any commission or other benefit for your purchase via the portal.