Top Rated BYOD Devices of 2020

Kai Ping Lew By Kai Ping Lew - updated August 11th, 2020
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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 at PB Tech 

  1. 15.6" HP 15S - Intel 10th Gen i5 Laptop
  2. 17.3" Acer Aspire 3 - Intel 10th Gen i5 Laptop
  3. 11.6" Asus ChromeBook - Intel Celeron Laptop
  4. 14" Lenovo S340 - Intel Celeron Chromebook
  5. 10.5" Microsoft Surface Go 2 - Intel Pentium Tablet

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. HP 15 Laptop

The HP 15 Laptop is a fairly new Windows notebook that is highly recommended for multi-level education. An incredible value pick for a first full-sized laptop that doesn't break the bank. Confidently complete projects with the latest technology, including intuitive Windows 10 Home and the power of Intel 10th Gen i5 processor with extremely fast memory and storage.

2. Acer Aspire 3 Laptop

Another great value premium option, the Acer Aspire 3 Laptop is an amazing pick for students who require a more powerful option while still being portable. Equipped with an i5 10th Gen CPU, 256GB SSD and a stunning 17.3" 1600x900 display, this laptop delivers exceptional performance at a great price. The larger display really makes this one stand out from the crowd.

3. ASUS C214MA Chromebook

Offering amazing value for money, the ASUS Flip C214MA Delux Chromebook features a classroom-rugged design through a wrapped protective guard, spill-proof keyboard and ultratough I/O ports. This includes a precision stylus that helps you get every detail just right when you're drawing, note-taking, or marking up documents. The built-in stylus holder means it's always to hand - and there's less chance of losing it.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 is not only rugged though, it's designed to be comfortable. The long key travel on the keyboard 1.5mm gives much better tactile feedback, for a more responsive and comfortable desktop-like typing experience.

With up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge, children will have less downtime and more learning time. PB Tech customer Don has said, “Could not be happier with this purchase.”.

4. Lenovo S340 Chromebook

The Lenovo S340 Chromebook is ready for the task! Faster, simpler, and more secure, the Chromebook S340 (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.

That larger size allows for a plentiful IO feature set. Two ultrafast USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 ports, two USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 port, and audio jack. Built-in 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 make connecting wirelessly a breeze.


5. Microsoft Surface Go 2 Tablet

One of Microsoft’s latest and most mobile BYOD devices is the Surface Go 2 Tablet, which delivers amazing performance and functionality with a stunning touchscreen display all packed into a super lightweight design. At a measly 522 grams, you can enjoy ultra-portability with this great device.

A great choice for a Microsoft enthusiast and people who want a great windows experience on the move.

6. Apple 13" MacBook Pro

The newly improved Apple 13" MacBook Pro 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. PB Tech customer Heavy-D has reviewed this MacBook Pro and has said, “This is such a great piece of equipment as the operating system is so easy to use and navigate and the computer itself is very thin and lightweight”.

Wow, we have already made it through 6 amazing top-rated BYOD Devices that you can pick up for the 2020 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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