Recommended Hardware 2017 / 2018 / 2019

Revised: June 2018

New Personal Purchase Recommendations

Windows Based Apple Based
Desktop Desktop
Windows 10 Pro
Core i5 or Core i7 8th Generation (Kaby Lake-R or Coffee Lake) Processors (Available Summer/Fall 2018)
8GB RAM minimum (16GB or greater preferred)
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 High Sierra
Core i5 or Core i7 8th Generation (Kaby Lake-R or Coffee Lake) Processors (Available Summer/Fall 2018)
8GB RAM minimum (16GB or greater preferred)
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 8th Generation (Kaby Lake-R or Coffee 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 High Sierra
Core i5 or Core i7 8th Generation (Kaby Lake-R or Coffee 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)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Android 8.0 Oreo
4GB RAM + 64GB or 256GB base storage + Supports add-in microSD card up to 512GB
iPad Pro (2017 or 2018)
iOS 11
256GB or greater at 10.5 or 12.9 inches
iPad Pro supports Apple Keyboard and Apple Pencil