Hardware Requirements

As of the Fall of 2010, all grade 9 students at C.C.H.S. are required to come to school with a laptop computer (netbook).This guide is not intended as definitive list of portable computer devices but rather some exemplars of machines which meet minimum specifications for your son/daughter’s learning needs.

Check My System

If you already have a machine for your Son/Daughter to use, please visit this website to run the computer check for recommended hardware and plugin updates.Some of the resources on this site require plug-ins or players that may not be installed on your system. The Check My System feature will:

  • Find out if your computer has the necessary plug-ins and players installed.
  • Provide links to free downloads that will ensure you can use all of our resources.

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Technical Specifications

This page lists the current Plugins and Players specified by Alberta Learning as minimum requirements needed to access Learning Resources supplied by Alberta Learning.

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Where can I purchase a Netbook in the Bow Valley?

Bow Valley Basics would like to make the purchase of this new educational tool (netbooks) as easy as possible for grade 9 students entering CCHS.Please view the attached PDF to take advantage of the educational pricing or to sign up for the layaway program learn how you can take advantage of this offer. Bow Valley Basics Offer from 2010-11 school year will still be honoured. 


Netbook/Laptop Models which will meet your learning needs.

These models are exemplars of machines that will meet your learning needs and not the only machines which will work for you.These machines are all in the $250 -$400 price range. Exact pricing is difficult as pricing is a moving target in the computer sector.


Acer Aspire One 10.1" Netbook featuring Intel Atom N570 Processor (AOD257-1907) - Black

The Aspire One AOD257 delivers ultimate performance in one lightweight and ultra compact body. The Intel Atom N570 Dual-Core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 250GB of hard drive capacity let you do more at lightning speeds and with lower power consumption. The 10.1" crystal clear display is LED backlit, providing an energy-saving and optimized web browsing experience wherever you go.


HP Mini 10.1" Netbook featuring Intel Atom N2600 Processor (110-4100CA) - Black

Small, slim and stylish, the HP Mini 110 makes staying on the go incredibly easy. An Intel Atom processor, 1GB DDR3 system memory, and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator chipset power this little device so you can work anywhere. The 10.1" WSVGA anti-glare widescreen shows off all your content in crystal clear clarity.

HP Pavilion DM1-3245CA, Bilingual Laptop AMD E-350 11.6-in. HD LED,4 GB, 640 GB AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium

Reliable mobility at a great price. An ultra mobile notebook you can afford. Light enough to take anywhere and small enough to slip into your favourite handbag or carrying case, the HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook PC gives you all-day computing at home and on the go.