Laptops, iPads and Textbooks Ordering Textbooks Campion Bellbird Books are the preferred book supplier for MLC School. Orders are to be prepaid by credit card or cheque Order online from Campion Books Student Laptops and iPads iPads are introduced in Year 4, with laptops from Year 7 as part of MLC School’s commitment to integrating technology into learning. All senior students are asked to use their own Apple laptops. You may wish to purchase the device from your own retailer (please see minimum requirements below). However MLC School currently recommends purchasing your device from the Apple Education Online Store. Here you have the option to purchase the device with complementary 7-day AppleCare+ protection. Due to legislation changes you can no longer purchase AppleCare+ at the sale of the device and must wait a cooling off period of 7 days. It is crucial to purchase this once the period is complete. Education Pricing and Student Discounts - Education - Apple (AU) iPad Requirements iPad WiFi 256GB (10.2-inch, 9th Generation) AppleCare+ Most forms of insurance are acceptable as a minimum. A Case and Keyboard Recommended: Logitech Combo Touch Keyboard Case with Trackpad for iPad (9th Generation) Apple Pencil or equivalent Recommended: Apple Pencil (1st Generation) Laptop Requirements Macbook Air M1 Chip with 8‑Core CPU and 7‑Core GPU 8GB of unified memory 256GB storage AppleCare+ Most forms of insurance are acceptable as a minimum. Please note that due to the new Apple Silicon featured in the new computers it is now recommended to stick with the Macbook Air over the Pro due to the size and weight differences. Performance is incredibly good on the Macbook Air and should not be a concern with the vast majority of MLC School students. MLC School provides: Full wireless connection across the whole campus High speed Internet access for all users Network storage facilities for student work Provision of a full suite of licensed IT applications which give flexibility in the process, presentation and storage of learning experiences Provision of student-based email for communication Specialist training in and access to high-end applications Onsite Help Desk and online ticketing system Onsite warranty/repair centre for students’ convenience Loan laptop pool All student devices must include an extended three-year warranty and be covered by an Accidental Theft and Damage insurance policy. IT Department MLC School has a fully equipped IT Department who all work together to cover various aspects of this important part of your daughter's education.