Borders College

Digital Devices for Student Learning

All students will need access to a digital device.  

If you don’t have one, please don’t worry!
You can contact or and a member of staff will get in touch to arrange for you to collect one of our loan laptops. 

Why do I need a device? 
As part of your course you will be using online learning materials, college communications and video calls with your lecturers and classmates. Your digital device will allow you to complete your course and keep in touch. 

What type of device do I need? 

We recommend the following specification as a minimum: 

  • Operating System: Windows 10 
  • Processor: minimum 2Ghz 
  • Memory: Minimum 4GB 
  • Storage: Minimum: 128GB (free OneDrive cloud storage is available to all students) 
  • Display: Minimum: 11” screen (1366 x 768) 
  • Wireless: Networking – 802.11n/ac 
  • Camera/Microphone 
  • Battery Life: 5+ hours 
Android/Chrome/Apple iOS devices are not compatible devices for certain aspects of our programmes. 
If you are not sure your device meets the above requirements, please contact 
Remember, if you need to borrow a device this year, please get in touch at and one of our team will help you out.