Frequently Asked Questions
2023-2024 Recommended Apple Laptop Purchase
for Grades 3rd – 8th
The Fisler Foundation recommends the following minimum laptop specifications for students in grades 3rd – 8th when purchasing a new laptop:
- 13” Screen
- 8 GB Memory or higher
- 256 GB Storage or higher
- Compatible with Ventura macOS
This MacBook model (new or used/refurbished) is the recommended model compatible with MacOS Ventura:
- M1 or M2 MacBook Air (2020 or newer)
The minimum requirement for the 23/24 school year is a 2018 MacBook Air.
Laptops older than 2018 cannot be used for the 23/24 school year.
A good current base model would be the MacBook Air: https://www.apple.com/macbook-air
AppleCare+ coverage is highly recommended for new MacBook purchases.
AppleCare+ extends your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months (with affordable service fees).
Parents are free to upgrade to a higher model based on their child’s needs. However, please note that the requirements for student laptops will not exceed the needs provided by a MacBook Air (the specifications of a MacBook Pro will not ever be required). The above specs are provided as the minimum standard for new laptop purchases.
For more informaon regarding the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program, please visit our FAQ page at https://www.teamfisler.com/bring-your-own-device-byod-program-faq or email FislerFoundation@gmail.com.
The Fisler Foundation is not responsible for implementation of the Bring Your Own Device program nor the imaging of the devices. The Fisler Foundation’s only role with the Bring Your Own Device program is to provide information to Fisler families. The content, information and recommendations in regards to the laptop specifications posted by the Fisler Foundation is provided for the benefit of Fisler families.
However due to the rapidly changing nature of technology, the information may not always be up-to-date or accurate. The Fisler Foundation, its board members officers and employees assume no legal liability for the accuracy or completeness of these specifications and will not be held liable for damages of any kind arising out of the use of this information.