How to Choose the Best Device for Your Child's Education

Prepare your kids for the digital future. Many schools have Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, so it's important you choose the right device for your child. Make sure you check with your school first, as they may have specific requirements.

Back to School BYOD HELPER

Who are you buying for?

PLEASE SELECT AN OPTION BELOW

STEP 1 OF 3
Bring Your Own Device

Your back to school BYOD guide


A good digital education is essential to your child's learning development and will set them up for future career pathways. This guide covers the key things you need to consider to choose the best tool for school. Please remember to check your child's school BYOD policies beforehand.

Who are you buying for? Choose an option below

Primary School Students
 

Primary School

Important factors to consider:

  • The school's requirements, for example:
    • - Do they have a preference between Apple, Windows or Android?
      - Do you need minimum specifications for storage, memory (RAM) or processor
      - Do you need to purchase additional software, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.)
  • Latest version - The newer the device, the less you'll have to worry about compatibility and the next upgrade
  • Portability of the device - You'll want the device to comfortably fit in their school backpack without weighing them down
  • Battery life - Choose a device with at least 6 hours of battery life, sufficient for the school day
  • Durability - Is the device spill-resistant? Accidents and mishaps can happen!
  • Family-friendly software & apps - You may want to invest in parental control options to safeguard curious minds

Back To School
High School Students
 

High School

Important factors to consider:

  • The school's requirements, for example:
    • - Do they have a preference between Apple, Windows or Android?
      - Do you need minimum specifications for storage, memory (RAM) or processor
      - Do you need to purchase additional software, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.)
  • Subjects - They'll need a powerful laptop with a full keyboard to write code, edit videos, create games, run apps and more
  • Latest version - The newer the device, the less you'll have to worry about compatibility and the next upgrade
  • Portability of the device - You'll want the device to comfortably fit in their school backpack without weighing them down
  • Battery life - Choose a device with at least 6 hours of battery life, sufficient for the school day
  • Screen size - Art, design and more technical tasks are easier on a bigger screen

Back To School
Uni Students
 

Uni

Important factors to consider:

  • Latest version - The newer the device, the less you'll have to worry about compatibility and the next upgrade
  • Portability of the device - You'll want a device that's easy to carry when you're on-the-go
  • Battery life - Choose a device with at least 6 hours of battery life, to last you through back-to-back lectures and tutorials
  • Screen size - Art, design and more technical tasks are easier on a bigger screen
  • Keyboard - You'll want a full keyboard for taking notes, completing assignments and more
  • Graphics - If you're an avid PC gamer, you'll want one with great graphics and a faster processor to keep up with the action

Back To School
Bring Your Own Device

There are 3 main devices when it comes to BYOD

Bring Your Own Device

  • Laptops offer the power and flexibility of a desktop computer, all in a portable unit

  • Typically run faster than tablets with basic operating systems
  • Laptops & Notebooks

    Bring Your Own Device

  • A touch screen without a keyboard (you can connect one using Bluetooth)
  • Best for using apps, playing games, drawing (with a digital pen), viewing websites, photos and videos
  • Great for students of all ages – the older they get they more functions they’ll use
  • Tablets

    Bring Your Own Device

  • A laptop that converts into a touchscreen tablet

  • Great for kids in high school and the last year or two of primary school
  • 2-in-1s

    Back To School

    Do you enjoy gaming?

    You may want to get an all-rounder gaming laptop that can handle both work and play. Explore gaming laptops from Acer, HP, Lenovo and more, perfect for PC gamers.


    Back To School

    Looking for professional BYOD devices?

    Choose from our range of tablets, laptops and 2-in1s to take you through the working day and out on-the-go.


    Other BYOD essentials

    It’s also important to get the other tech essentials your child will need for uni:

    - swipe to see more -

    Bring Your Own Device

    All the software the school requires your child to use.

    Bring Your Own Device

    A tough case and/or carry bag to protect the device from damage.

    Bring Your Own Device

    A USB or hard drive to back up schoolwork and transfer files between devices.

    Bring Your Own Device

    A printer to print off all of their assignments.

    Bring Your Own Device

    A digital pen for writing, drawing and languages.

    Bring Your Own Device


    Need Tech Support?

    We can offer expert assistance with setting up a new computer, Mac, installing software, setting up critical updates and step-by-step support over the phone.



    Shop in-store for expert advice

    Buying a new tech device can be tricky when there's so many options to choose from. Visit your local The Good Guys store to speak to our friendly staff and for help finding the best BYOD option for you.