Student Minimum Laptop Requirements

Student Computers

For the Fall 2021 semester, it is recommended students bring laptop (or notebook) computers to campus, in Fall 2022 laptops will be required for all students. This allows students to complete course work at their convenience.  

At this time we are not recommending students purchase Chromebooks.  Some programs with special software may have additional requirements. It is best to check with your program to make sure you are aware of any specific hardware and software needs before purchasing your device. 

Minimum Recommended Laptop Specifications 

  • Microsoft Windows 10, or MacOS
  • Processor: Intel: Core i5 or higher / AMD: A6/Ryzen 5 or higher / Apple M1
  • GB RAM or higher
  • 256 GB Solid State Drive(SSD)
  • Integrated Wireless Card
  • Webcam / Microphone

High End Program Minimum Recommended Laptop Specifications 
These specifications are recommended for programs such as Computer Science or Journalism and Broadcasting. You can check with your program to see if a higher end laptop is necessary. 

  • Microsoft Windows 10, or MacOS
  • Processor: Intel: Core i7 or i9 / AMD: Ryzen 7 or 9 / Apple M1
  • 16 GB RAM or higher
  • Graphics Memory: 4GB or higher 
  • 500 GB or larger Solid State Drive(SSD)
  • Integrated Wireless Card
  • Webcam / Microphone

Add-ons

  • Microsoft Office 365 (Get free for students at Office.com)
  • Surge protectors

If you are having trouble paying for a laptop for college, consider applying for the Golden Eagle Opportunity Fund or speaking with your financial aid advisor. 

These configurations are suggested guidelines only and are subject to change.

If you need further assistance, please submit a ticket here: I Need Help, or call the IT Service Desk at (585) 395-5151 Option 1.

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Article ID: 79582
Created
Tue 6/4/19 2:57 PM
Modified
Wed 8/18/21 3:38 PM

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