BYOx - Checking or Purchasing a Device


MacGregor SHS has negotiated with a number of vendors education pricing for high quality, fit-for-purpose computers.

These arrangements were formed to make the process of choosing and buying a BYOx device easier for parents, and to give parents the peace of mind that these devices are ready to enable learning.

Summary of benefits if you purchase from these BYOx vendors:

  • A reliable device with quality parts that appeal to business users, not gamers nor general consumers. This usually translates into longer usable life and less random issues;
  • An efficient device that lowers the technical hurdles for quality learning;
  • Each offered device houses a stylus that allows natural note-taking, annotation and formula writing. Research evidence suggests this leads to better knowledge retention when compared to typing;
  • Backed by 3-year warranty with priority, next-business-day onsite service (optionally bundled with ADP in HP portal);
  • A supported device (with proof of purchase) can be dropped to the school Tech Connect located in F Block where we can assist with organising a repair, pick up and return for warranty claims


It is highly recommended that all personal electronic devices are insured against accidental damage and loss. Please consider one of below options:

  • purchase an Accidental Damage insurance (a.k.a. ADP - Accidental Damage Protection) available on our BYOx vendor portals
  • include the device on your home and contents insurance
  • contact an insurer that offers specific student device cover products.

Is my existing computer suitable?

Due to rapid computing development, a device more than 3 years old generally struggles with demand of today, mainly due to aged components. Please refer to the Minimum Device Specifications for recommendations, if unsure, our IT staff offer practical advice on the suitability of your device in the school environment. Please send photos of the device in a detailed email including below information to

Email Subject: Check Specs - Existing Computer

Please include these information in the email: student name, year level, selected subjects, computer brand and serial number.

BYOx Vendor Portals

AcerAcer BYOD Portal
JB HIFI Education

School code for parents: MACSHSBYOD2023

Infomation Flyer (PDF, 263KB)

Overview for Parents Brochure (PDF, 687KB)

Parents Toolkit (PDF, 1.65MB)


School code for parents: MacGregorSHS

Information Flyer (PDF, 1.14MB)


  • The Device Portal websites referred to above contain information and content supplied by above third party vendors. MacGregor State High School is not associated or affiliated with any third party vendors.
  • MacGregor State High School is not responsible for the content, products or services offered through vendors' website.
  • The availability of these portals does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by MacGregor State High School of any particular vendor, model, brand, product or service.
  • MacGregor State High School is not a party to any transactions undertaken through these websites. Any transaction is purely between your chosen vendor and yourself, and you are advised to read the disclosure statements and terms and conditions from the vendor that you have selected.
  • Your chosen vendor should be contacted directly for all enquiries, including sales support, after-sales and technical support, warranty and insurance claims.

Last reviewed 02 November 2022
Last updated 02 November 2022