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 and/or a tablet such as an iPad is not recommended.
  • All equipment and software are for the client’s own account (unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Please take note of the additional specifications required for the Grade 10 to 12 subjects IT and CAT, minimum specifications when opting for e-books as well as the hardware, software and internet requirements for the Impaq Online School.

Please note: Impaq does not provide device or software support.

Impaq Online School

  • If you choose either IT or CAT as a subject in Grades 10, 11, or 12, please refer to the additional specifications on this page.
  • Stable internet access, with backup during load shedding, is required.
  • A cellphone and/or a tablet such as an iPad 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

  • 1.8 GHz or faster dual-core processor. Quad-core or better recommended.
  • 8GB of RAM or more recommended.
  • 32 GB of available disk space. (Not total disk space).
  • USB Port.
  • Keyboard and mouse.
  • Screen/Monitor with 1080 vertical resolution screen is recommended.
  • A capable video card that runs at 1440×900 is recommended.
  • 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 at 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.

    Web

    • Google Chrome: 76+

    E-books

    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 or 11. Please note that a tablet is not recommended for the Optimi Learning Portal or the Impaq Online School. 
      • 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.
      • Please note that a tablet is not recommended for the Optimi Learning Portal or the Impaq Online School. 

      Apple iOS

      • 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.
      • Please note that an iPad is not recommended for the Optimi Learning Portal or the Impaq Online School. 

      macOS

      • Mac running the latest macOS.

      Chromebooks that support Android Play Store apps

      • 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). 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)

      • Internet access is required.

      Hardware

      • 1.8 GHz or faster dual-core processor. Quad-core or better recommended.  
      • 8GB of RAM or more recommended. 
      • 32 GB of available disk space. (Not total disk space) 
      • USB port.
      • Keyboard and mouse.
      • Screen/Monitor with 1080 vertical resolution screen is recommended
      • Capable video card that runs at 1440×900 is recommended

      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+