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 e-books, please take note of the additional specifications on this page. 
  • If you choose either IT or CAT as a subject in Grade 10, 11, or 12, please refer to the additional specifications on this page. 
  • Stable internet access, with backup during loadshedding, 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 

    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 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

  • 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. 

Tablet or laptop with Windows 10 or 11. Do note that a tablet is not recommended for the Optimi Learning Portal or 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 or 11. Do 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 8 or higher. 
  • Do note that a tablet is not recommended for the Optimi Learning Portal or the Impaq Online School. 

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. 
  • Do 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

  • 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

  • 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+