Hardware Recommendations

Chromebooks, Android devices, and iPads are NOT recommended for students to use as their primary device.  Certain programs for classes (testing software, plug-ins, etc.) will not work on these devices.  We strongly recommend that you buy or bring a Windows PC with Windows 10 or Windows 11 or Apple Mac device with Mac OS 11.7.4 or higher (Big Sur, Monterey, or Ventura).

Description Specifications
Processor Intel Core i5 or i7 for PC's (Intel i5 processors are preferred)
M1 or M2 for Mac's
Memory 8GB RAM minimal (16GB RAM preferred)
Hard Drive 256 GB or more (256 GB or higher SSD drives are preferred)
Wireless Card (laptops) Wireless cards 802.11 ac or ax (Intel cards are preferred)
Operating System Windows 10, Windows 11, or Mac OS 11.7.4 or higher (Big Sur, Monterey, or Ventura)
Software Packages Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Office for Mac 365
Anti-virus Software Microsoft Windows Defender, (already installed with Windows 10 and 11) McAfee, Norton, or AVG
For Mac's we recommend Sophos
Web Browsers Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari (Apple only)
Anti-Spyware/Anti-Adware  Malwarebytes
Other Programs Adobe Reader and VLC Media Player
Warranty 3 years or more
Accessories Flash Drive, Jump Drive 8 GB or higher,
If living on campus, bring a cable lock and network cable for your dorm room
Last Updated: 3/14/23