Computer Requirements Overview
We recommend that all students have a laptop computer. There are no requirements in terms of model, manufacturer, or technical specifications. Please note that we will provide tech support service only to currently enrolled students whose laptops meet the minimum specifications listed below.
In most cases, newly or recently purchased laptops will meet or exceed the minimum specifications. We recommend that your laptop meet the minimum specifications so that the technology you need for your courses and studies will work with your laptop. Using a laptop that meets the recommended specifications will allow for optimal performance.
|Minimum Specifications||Recommended Specifications|
|Processor||5th Gen Core i5 or better (or the AMD equivalent)||8th Gen Core i7 or better (or the AMD equivalent)|
|Operating System||Windows 10, Mac OS 10.15 or later|
|Hard Drive||250 GB||500 GB or more SSD|
|Memory (RAM)||4 GB||8 GB or more|
|Screen Size||Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 with 32-bit color setting||17” or larger color monitor (desktops); 13” screen or larger (laptops)|
|Video Output||Digital video output, such as an HDMI or Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort
***Please note that you must have the appropriate connector dongle to connect to HDMI if your laptop does not have an HDMI port for use in classrooms.
|Webcam||You must have a functional webcam, either in your laptop or if your laptop does not have a webcam, an external one.|
|Web Browser||Most recent versions of Chrome, Firefox and/or Safari. Do not use beta versions of software as you may encounter unintended issues.|
Unsupported Operating Systems
While we strive to offer flexible systems that work with all operating systems, we do not currently support Chromebooks or Linux-based operating systems. If you choose to purchase these devices, our team will be unable to provide support.