Recommended Hardware

Revised: October 2015

New Purchase Recommendations

Windows Based Apple Based
Desktop Desktop
Windows 10 Pro
Core i5 or Core i7 6th Generation (Skylake) 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
Macintosh OS X 10.1 El Capitan
Core i5 or Core i7 6th Generation (Skylake) 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
Notebook Notebook
Windows 10 Pro
Core i5 or Core i7 6th Generation (Skylake) 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)
Macintosh OS X 10.1 El Capitan
Core i5 or Core i7 6th Generation (Skylake) 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)

New Purchase Recommendations


Windows Products
Dell XPS 13
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Core i5 6th Generation
256GB Solid State Drive
802.11ac WiFi
8GB RAM
$1,199
Dell XPS 13 with Touch Screen
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Core i7 6th Generation
256GB Solid State Drive
802.11ac WiFi
8GB RAM
$1,650
Dell XPS 15
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Core i7 6th Generation
512GB Solid State Drive
802.11ac WiFi
16GB RAM
$1,699
Dell XPS 15 with Touch Screen
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Core i7 6th Generation
512GB Solid State Drive
802.11ac WiFi
16GB RAM
$1,999
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with Type Keyboard & Digital Pen
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Core i5 6th Generation
256GB Solid State Drive
802.11ac WiFi
8GB RAM
$1,460
Microsoft Surface Book with Digital Pen
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Core i5 6th Generation
256GB Solid State Drive
802.11ac WiFi
8GB RAM
$1,699

Apple Products
MacBook Air 13
OS X El Capitan
Core i5 6th Generation
256GB Solid State Drive
802.11ac WiFi
$1,299

512GB Solid State Drive
$1,599

MacBook Pro 13
OS X El Capitan
Core i5 6th Generation
512 GB Solid State Drive
802.11ac WiFi
$1,799
MacBook Pro 15
OS X El Capitan
Core i7 6th Generation
512GB Solid State Drive
802.11ac WiFi
16GB RAM
$2,499

Price Disclaimer: All prices included are current as of publication date and do not include any discounts. Some products may not be available for shipment until early 2016.