Computer Requirements

Recommended configurations

We recommend systems that meet or exceed the following specifications:

  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5 or equivalent
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Monitor/Display: 21.5” wide screen or larger monitor / 15" laptop screen
  • Network Adapter: Wired network connection with Internet access

Minimum Configurations

  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i3 or equivalent
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Monitor/Display: 19.5” wide screen monitor / 15" laptop screen
  • Network Adapter: Wired network connection with Internet access / wireless connection with strong signal and Internet access

Note: The following lists minimum requirements that allow for network connectivity and other basic functions. If you are planning on purchasing a new computer, please use the recommended configurations above.

Additional Notes

01
Apple Mac Computers

We recommend you use a Windows PC or laptop, however, Apple MAC computers can be used. We are obliged to make our users aware that we are unable to support Apple MAC computers as fully as Windows computers. Apple MACs also work with different file types to Windows, therefore, if an Apple MAC is used files may need to be converted for compatibility.

02
Software Requirements

An office package – Microsoft Office is recommended. Students will have access to the online versions of Microsoft Office apps whilst they are attending the school. These apps can perform the majority of tasks needed for school work but do have limitations compared to the installed versions.

  • A PDF viewer – Adobe Reader is recommended.
  • Internet browser – Google Chrome is recommended.
03
Internet Connection

We recommend a wired network connection is used wherever possible rather than Wi-Fi. We recommend a minimum Internet download speed of 10 Mbps.

04
Printer and Scanner

We recommend that students have access to a printer and scanner for school work as some subjects require the printing and scanning of class exercises and exams.

05
ChromeBook/Chrome OS

The Chrome Operating System is not supported with our system.

06
Tablet Computers

Tablet computers, including iPads and Android, are not supported with our system.

07
Sound

All setups will require speakers and a microphone. We recommend the use of a headset which combines both headphones and microphone.

08
Mobile Devices

We are currently not supporting mobile devices when using the Academy 21 Hub. Development is on-going and we look forward to offering this in the future.