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Technology Requirements / Chromebook Information

The Classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 are required to have a Google Chromebook (not a Windows laptop or Apple Macbook), which meet or exceed our minimal specifications, for the start of the academic year. Returning students need to review these requirements at the beginning of each new school year to be sure their Chromebooks still meet these requirements, with particular attention to the Google Auto Update Policy.
 
Please review the information below before choosing a Chromebook or returning with a Chromebook.  You may also email our Technology Coordinator Mr. Rob Borkowski at [email protected]
 
Minimum Chromebook Requirements
-Screen Size: Minimum of 11 inches 
- Memory: Minimum of 4 GB
-Wireless connectivity: Must have functioning wifi
-Chromebook must be able to hold a charge for the full school day. 
-Google Chrome operating system with active Auto Update Policy that will not expire during the school year. Please see Google Approved Chrome Devices to confirm your Chromebook will continue to receive Google security updates. 
 
*Although a warranty is not required, it is highly recommended. Students will use their Chromebooks daily and LC will not repair or attempt to fix student Chromebooks.
 
 
Used Chromebooks Requirements
If your Chromebook is used or you plan on using the same Chromebook you used last year, please make sure that the Auto Update Expiration (AUE) date does not expire during the upcoming school year. If a device reaches it's Auto Update Expiration date, it will not be permitted on the school network. You can read more about Google's Auto Update Policy here: Google Auto Update Policy
 
You can check when your Chromebook's auto updates will stop by clicking here.
 
 
Chromebook Options
 
Option 1
If you already own a Google Chromebook from your previous school, you can continue to use it at Lansdale Catholic, so long as it meets the minimal requirements, specifically the Used Chromebook Requirements (see above).
 
Option 2
If you are purchasing a Chromebook on your own, it must meet the minimal requirements.  Our IT Department will need to configure your Chromebook to our network and install our classroom management software. This will be done, in school, during the month of September.
 
*There are several Chromebook manufacturers including Lenovo, Asus, Dell, Acer, HP, Acer, Google, and Samsung to name a few. We do not require any specific manufacturer.  Chromebooks can be purchased on Amazon or at stores like Best Buy and Staples. 
 
 
Check When Your Chromebook's Updates Will Stop
 
Google develops software updates to ensure your device has the latest software and security features. Chromebooks automatically manage these updates from Google. Once a Chromebook reaches a certain age, it can no longer support new software features and it stops receiving these updates. This is referred to as the Auto Update Expiration (AUE) date. 
 
To check your device's Auto Update Expiration date, click here: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/9367166?hl=en
 
 
 
Chromebook Support for Lenovo Chromebooks

Lenovo Customer Service / Technical Support:  1-855-253-6686