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
Tablet Alternatives
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Core i5 minimum with Surface Pen (2017)
8GB RAM minimum (16GB preferred)
256 GB Solid State Drive or greateriPad Pro (2017)
iOS 11 Coming Fall 2017
256GB or greater at 10.5 or 12.9 inches
iPad Pro supports Apple Keyboard and Apple Pencil

Samsung Tab S3
Android 7.0 Nougat
4GB RAM + 32GB built-in 128GB MicroSD Card Recommended

 Educational Discounts


Previous Purchase Recommendations

 


 

2015-2016
Windows
Mac

2014-2015
Windows
Mac

2013-14
Windows
Mac

2012-13
Windows
Mac

2011-12
Windows
Mac