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Recommended Digital Device Specification for Students (Bring Your Own Device - BYOD)

After considerable consultation with staff, parents and the Board of Management in the Spring of 2019, Stratford College is in a position to recommend the following specification when buying a student digital device needed for Teaching and Learning. The digital device must have the following functionality and peripherals:

  • Windows 10
  • Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • At least 4GB RAM
  • Touchscreen
  • Camera
  • Microphone
  • Stylus
  • USB port(s)
  • Keyboard
  • Lightweight
  • Protective Case


At present the Microsoft Surface Go, or a digital device similar to it, is a digital device that supports our current specification requirements.

  • 128GB/Intel 4415Y/8GB RAM/Wifi

Another option is a LENOVO IdeaPad C340 2 in 1 laptop with a touchscreen monitor (Windows 10 S, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U Processor, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD storage, 8 hour battery life).


Note: The term 'digital device' does not mean a smartphone or a device with 4G (or 5G) functionality. Students when using their digital device in Stratford College must use the school WiFi connection and firewall as detailed in our Acceptable Computer User Policy. Please ensure that the digital device and associated peripherals are named. Students are responsible for their own digital device when in school.

[Last updated: 22 June 2020]