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Device and Software Requirements

  • We recommend a laptop or PC with enough RAM to handle larger mathematical equations, videos, and a large number of images.
  • A cellphone is not recommended.
  • All equipment and software are for the client’s own account (unless explicitly stated otherwise).
Please note: Impaq does not provide device or software support.

Impaq Online School
  • If you choose e-books, please take note of the additional specifications on this page.
  • If you choose IT or CAT as subjects in Grade 10, 11, or 12, please refer to the additional specifications on this page.
  • Stable internet access is required.
  • A cellphone or tablet is not recommended.
  • You will require a PC or laptop with a webcam, as learners will interact face-to-face in the Impaq Online School.
Hardware
  • Dual Core CPU or higher.
  • 32 GB internal storage space.
  • 4 GB RAM or higher.
  • A UPS is recommended, considering power interruptions.
Software
  • Windows 10; or
  • Mac or Macbook running the latest macOS.
  • MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Teams, and MS PowerPoint.
    • Microsoft Office 365 academic student licence (web only). Impaq supplies this licence as part of the package price.
    • Should you require the offline versions of these applications, it would be for your own cost.
    • Set up of the account may take up to three (3) working days from the date of registration.
    • The account will be activated in January of the academic year.
  • A UPS is recommended, considering power interruptions.
Web
  • Google Chrome: 76+
E-books
If you choose IT or CAT as subjects in Grade 10, 11, or 12, please refer to the additional specifications on this page. A Windows device is recommended for the Impaq Online School. Internet access is required for downloading e-books, updates, and the web version of Microsoft Office 365.
  • E-books are only made available via the miEbooks application.
  • E-books are not printable.
  • For certain subjects, materials are not available in an electronic format. These will be made available in hard copy.
  • Ensure that the device on which you will be accessing the e-books meets or exceeds the minimum specifications provided below.
  • E-books are non-refundable.
Any one of the following devices with relevant specifications is recommended for miEbooks to function optimally: Windows
  • Tablet or laptop with Windows 10.
  • 32 GB internal storage space.
  • 4 GB RAM.
Android 
  • Tier one Android devices (e.g., Samsung, Acer, Asus, Sony, LG).
  • Quad Core CPU at 1.7 GHz processing speed.
  • 32 GB internal storage space.
  • 4 GB RAM.
  • Android version 7 or higher.
Android 
  • iOS 12 or higher.
  • iPad Mini 4 or newer, iPad Air 2, iPad 6th generation or newer, iPad Pro 3rd generation or newer.
  • iPhone 6 or newer.
macOS
  • Mac running the latest macOS.
Chromebooks that support Android Play Store apps
  • Asus Chromebook Flip.
  • Acer Chromebook R11/C738T.
  • Google Chromebook Pixel (2015).
  • 32 GB internal storage space.
  • 4 GB RAM.
To use the web application
  • Google Chrome: 76+
  • Microsoft Edge: 40+
  • Firefox: 66 +
  • Safari: 12+
  • Internet Explorer is not supported.
E-books are made available only for the academic year in which they are purchased and will be available within two (2) business days from registration (the first date being 1 December 2021). If you have any questions, please send an email to info@impaq.co.za.
Computer specifications for Information Technology (IT) and Computer Applications Technology (CAT)
  • If you choose e-books, please take note of the additional specifications on this page.
  • Internet access is required.
Hardware
  • Dual Core CPU or higher.
  • 32 GB internal storage space.
  • 4 GB RAM or higher.
  • High-resolution screen/monitor.
  • Keyboard and mouse.
  • USB port.
Software
  • Windows 10.
  • MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, and MS Access.
    • Microsoft Office 365 academic student licence (desktop install). Impaq supplies this licence as part of your package price.
    • Set up of the account may take up to three (3) working days from the date of registration.
    • The account will be activated in January of the academic year.
  • Delphi 2010 (only required for the subject Information Technology).
    • The software must be purchased at the client’s own cost.
    • Delphi is an Embarcadero product. Please click the link for more information: https://www.embarcadero.com/.
    • Impaq does not supply technical support on the product. Subject specialists provide only subject-specific support.
  • Notepad ++ (only required for the subject Computer Applications Technology).
    • Freeware available online.
  • Security software (antivirus).
Web
  • Google Chrome: 76+