Hardware Specs

Recommended Laptop Specifications

Operating System

Windows 10 or Mac 13

Note: Belk College of Business students are required to use a Windows operating system. MacOS is not compatible with all required business applications.

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


Core i7 Processor or higher; Intel or M1 processor for Macs


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

Download FREE Microsoft Office, antivirus software and more at software.charlotte.edu

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.