Recommended Hardware

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 Tab S3
Android 7.0 Nougat (8.0 Oreo coming soon)
4GB RAM + 32GB built-in 128GB MicroSD Card Recommended
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

Security Recommendations

Available Software

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