Top BYOD Devices of 2022

Kai Ping Lew By Kai Ping Lew - updated May 30th, 2022
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With BYOD season approaching fast, we have compiled a handy list of the top-rated BYOD devices available right now. Our list is not only for the latest models but also NZ's favourites based on customer reviews & ratings!

Quick List! Top 5 BYOD Laptops

  1. 11.6" Toshiba Dynabook Satellite Pro - Intel Celeron Laptop
  2. 14" Acer Aspire 1 - Intel Pentium Laptop
  3. 14" Lenovo IdeaPad 3 - Intel Celeron Chromebook
  4. 10.5" Microsoft Surface Go 3 - Intel Pentium Tablet
  5. 13" Apple Macbook Air - Apple M1 chip

There is a great range of brands & models to choose from but to help pick you the best-suited one we have broken down ideal BYOD devices for all education levels and environments.

1. Toshiba Dynabook Satellite Pro Laptop

The Toshiba Dynabook Satellite Pro Laptop is tested for toughness, making it a perfect option for BYOD! This laptop will comfortably take the stresses of the school day in its stride, it's been tested to withstand pressure up to 100kg and drops from the height of a standard desk. The 11.6" HD screen makes this laptop easy to chuck in pretty much any school bag.

Picture of Toshinba Dynabook lying flat.
This Dynabook's hinges fold 180 degrees, allowing for more comfortable screen sharing and less stress on the hinge.
Picture of the Dynabook's keyboard, screen and rubber bumpers.
Rubber bumpers protect the device from the rough and tumble of student life and also provide extra grip at the desk.

Toshiba carefully selected every component within this Dynabook to make sure it was ultra-affordable and had an extended lifespan. The battery is capable of lasting all-day comfortably, up to 10 hours, and has been designed to hold charge even after a load of charging cycles. The SSD is another way this laptop shows it's durability and longevity, as it is more likely to withstand bumps and jolts. 

The single USB Type-C port limits cable clutter, allowing you to deliver power, display, and data through this single connection. As an added plus, the built-in HD camera allows teachers and students to make films and video call for easy remote learning.

2. Acer Aspire 1 Laptop

Another great value option, the Acer Aspire 1 Laptop is an great pick for students who require a lightweight portable laptop.

Picture of Acer Aspire Laptop being used on lap
With a 14" display this Acer Aspire 1 is an ideal size
Picture of Acer Aspire laptop being used by family
The slim design is portable and lightweight at less than 1.5KG

Equipped with a Intel Pentium CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC and HD 14" 1366x768 display, this laptop delivers great value for money.

3. Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook is ready for the task! Faster, simpler, and more secure, the Chromebook IdeaPad 3 (14") is powered by an efficient Intel Celeron processor so you can enjoy the easy-to-use Chrome OS, and multiple applications without a hitch. It also has a full keyboard and spacious trackpad for optimal workflow. You can take this Chromebook device with you anywhere and get all of your work done efficiently.

Picture of S340 Chromebook keyboard for BYOD
Although very portable, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook has great keyboard spacing
Picture of S340 Chromebook for BYOD
The slim design combined with powerful components makes the IdeaPad 3 a treat to use

That larger size allows for a plentiful IO feature set. Two ultrafast USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 ports, two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 port, and audio jack. Built-in 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 make connecting wirelessly a breeze.


4. Microsoft Surface Go 3 Tablet

One of Microsoft’s latest and most mobile BYOD devices is the Surface Go 3 Tablet, which delivers amazing performance and functionality with a stunning touchscreen display all packed into a super lightweight design.

Picture of Surface Go 2 tablet
The keyboard cover transforms this tablet into a versatile laptop-like device
Picture of Surface Go 2 tablet
Great for young and old(er), the Microsoft Surface Go 3 offers a premium experience for all

At a measly 544 grams, you can enjoy ultra-portability with this great device. The Surface Go 3 is such great choice those who want a great windows experience on the move.

5. Apple 13" MacBook Air M1

The newly improved Apple 13" MacBook Air M1 Chip is a great premium pick for tertiary students and users who enjoy the familiar, easy-to-use macOS interface. You won’t feel bad about spending a bit more on this laptop as you will get heaps of excellent features in return.

Wow, we have already made it through 6 amazing top-rated BYOD Devices that you can pick up for the 2021 BYOD season! There is heaps more of BYOD Laptops, Chromebooks, Tablets, Macbooks up for grabs, and we'll continue to update with more of the latest and best!

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