Recommended Hardware

Revised: May 2017

New Purchase Recommendations

Windows Based Apple Based
Desktop Desktop
Windows 10 Pro
Core i5 or Core i7 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Processors
8GB RAM minimum
1,920×1,080 Full HD Display minimum
4 USB 3.0 or 3.1 Ports minimum
256GB Solid State HD minimum or 1TB 7200RPM Traditional Hard Drive
10/100/1000 Ethernet Port
macOS Sierra
Core i5 or Core i7 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Processors
8GB RAM minimum
1,920×1,080 Full HD Display minimum
4 USB 3.1/C Ports minimum
256GB Solid State HD minimum or 1TB 7200RPM Traditional Hard Drive
10/100/1000 Ethernet Port
Notebook Notebook
Windows 10 Pro
Core i5 or Core i7 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Processors
256GB or Greater Solid State Drive
802.11ac dual band WiFi
2 USB 3.0 or 3.1 ports (newer models may have USB-C with 3.1 and/or Thunderbolt 3)
macOS Sierra
Core i5 or Core i7 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Processors
256GB or Greater Solid State Drive
802.11ac dual band WiFi
4 USB – C ports

Previous Purchase Recommendations

 


 

2015-2016
Windows
Mac

 

2014-2015
Windows
Mac

2013-14
Windows
Mac

2012-13
Windows
Mac

2011-12
Windows
Mac