Laptop Requirements

A condition of enrolment at St Joseph’s College is that students supply their own laptop device.  The device is to meet the minimum specifications as outlined below. 

The minimum specifications are:

  • Laptop (The following are NOT acceptable devices: Tablet / iPad / Android Device / Chromebook)

  • Windows 10 or Mac OSX

  • 13” Screen

  • Intel Core i5 10th Generation or equivalent as the minimum (Core i7 recommended)

  • 8Gb RAM (16Gb RAM recommended if wanting to choose the following elective courses: IT, Multimedia or Photography)

  • 256Gb of storage (512Gb if wanting to choose the following elective courses: IT, Multimedia or Photography) 

  • 6 Hour Battery Life

  • A Carry Bag



  • Office 365 ProPlus is free to download for students with an educational email address.  This email address will be given to students when they start at the College, then you simply go to: to create an account and download the latest Office apps.


St Joseph’s College has negotiated special educational deals on selected devices through CompNow and HP.


A range of quality devices – All devices have been selected for the school and meet the minimum requirements set by St Joseph’s College.

Educational pricing – All devices have been applied with education pricing giving very competitive priced items that parents can take advantage of.

Insurance and Warranty options – Both Compnow and HP offer Education only extended onsite warranty with a level of Accidental Damage Protection (ADP).

Under Australian law, the Accidental Damage Protection Insurance has to be offered 4 days after purchase. Either CompNow or HP will contact you 4 days after purchase to offer this optional insurance protection. 

NOTE: Laptop suppliers can be very low on stock over the Christmas break.

Please take this into consideration when purchasing as there may be extreme delays with orders.

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