It is recommended that hardware meet at least the minimum standards summarized in the table below. Students should also check with their school or department to determine if there are additional requirements for their course of study.

Minimum Recommendations

  • Processor:
    • 64-bit multi-core processor (quad-core or higher recommended)
  • Memory:
    • 16GB (higher recommended)
  • Primary Storage:
    • 256GB Solid State Drive (higher recommended)
  • Backup:
  • Networking (one or both):
    • Dual-Band (2.4GHz/5GHz) Wireless 802.11ac
    • 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port
  • I/O Devices:
    • Physical keyboard and mouse/trackpad
  • Operating System:
    • Windows 10 or Higher
    • macOS Big Sur 11.7.8 (higher recommended)

Additional Recommendations

  • Recovery option is highly recommended
  • Extended Warranty highly recommended
  • Optional Accessories:
    • USB-C dongles
    • Ethernet cable
    • Laptop anti-theft cable lock
    • HDMI dongle
    • Headphones/Headset
    • Microphone
    • Webcam (built-in or external)