Bring Your Own Device

When shopping for a device for your child to take to school, you need to consider a number of things, including Operating System, Learning Level, and Device Type.

You'll find everything you need to know here, on our website, or speak to our tech experts in store.

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Choosing the right Operating System

The three main operating systems (OS) are Chrome, Windows and Apple. Often a school will tell you which OS they want you to buy, but if they don't, your choice may come down budget or personal preference.

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Find the right device for your Learning Level

Warehouse Stationery has a full range of Chromebooks, Notebooks, Hybrids, Tablets and iPad to suit all school learning levels.

Choose the perfect device

While making your decision about which kind of device would work best for your child, consider these important factors:


A Chromebook simply requires a Google account (Gmail), and an internet connection. All work is stored in the cloud rather than on the device, so content can be accessed from anywhere, anytime. It is not possible to install additional software.


  • - Affordable.
  • - Easy to use.
  • - Light and portable.
  • - Excellent battery life.


Notebooks have a built-in keyboard and range from ultra-lightweight to powerful and rugged. They can run more demanding educational programmes, making them ideal for senior students. Laptops have a hard drive and it is possible to install software.


  • - More power for bigger jobs.
  • - Familiar Windows 10 operating system.
  • - Good battery life.


A 2-in-1 device that can transition from a notebook with a keyboard, to a tablet with a touchscreen. Add a digital pen to take handwritten notes, sketch ideas and solve maths problems.


  • - More flexibility.
  • - More portability.
  • - Familiar Windows 10 operating system.
  • - Touch screen.


Tablets are small and light with a touchscreen, so they're popular with primary students, they are also a great secondary device for older students who want to research content quickly.


  • - Ultra light and portable.
  • - Excellent battery life.
  • - Access to apps to help you study.