Hardware Specs

Recommended Laptop Specifications

Printable version of recommended laptop specifications

Operating System

Windows 10 or MacOS 11.2

Note: Chromebooks, iPads, other tablets, and mobile devices
DO NOT meet the laptop requirement


Core i7 Processor or higher


16 GB RAM or higher

Hard Drive

512 GB or higher


Camera, Microphone, Speakers
(included with most laptops)


4-year parts and labor

Microsoft Office & Antivirus Software

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You are not required to buy a new laptop if you already have one. In addition to the specs above, be sure to check for any IT needs specific to your college.