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Required Technology for IBT

Williams Parkway requires students entering the International Business and Technology Program to have their own personal laptop which they need to bring to school every day in order to complete classwork. Laptops will be required on the first day of school.

Both Windows laptops and MacBooks offer good functionality; which platform you prefer is a matter of personal taste. Laptops need to be no larger than 15.6” to fit in student lockers. Laptops smaller than 15.6” will be lighter to carry and more easily stored in student lockers. A long-lasting laptop battery will enhance student productivity and avoid the tripping hazard of power cords. This is why we strongly recommend a laptop battery capable of lasting at least 6 hours. We also recommend that you avoid Netbooks as they tend to be underpowered and slow.

Please refer to this PDF for a full list of required supplies.

Before purchasing a laptop, please consider the following requirements:

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • Screen size no larger than 15.6" (to fit in lockers)
  • Intel Core i5 Processor (or equivalent, eg. AMD product)
  • 8 GB RAM Memory
  • Microsoft Windows or Mac operating systems
  • Battery capable of lasting 6-8 hours

Additional considerations:

It is expected that students in the IBT Program will care for their technological devices. They will be responsible for ensuring the security, maintenance and handling of the devices while at school.

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