Recommended Minimum Specifications

The following are recommended minimum specifications for laptop purchases for FALL 2017. Please check with your academic department to see if there are additional specifications required for your program of study.

Windows Laptop

  • Intel 2 GHz or equivalent processor (higher GHz processor recommended)
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 500 GB Hard Drive (1 TB recommended)
  • 802.11 N wireless capability
  • 7 hour battery (second battery recommended)
  • 3 year warranty
  • 3 year accidental damage warranty
  • Integrated Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T)
  • 10′-20′ CAT5e (RJ45) Ethernet Cable for Campus Housing
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64 bit recommended)
  • Microsoft Office 365 (free to all current students) or Microsoft Office Office 2016 (Purchase from SU Cloud)

Apple Macbook Laptop

  • 2.5 Ghz Intel Processor (higher GHz processor recommended)
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 500 GB Hard Disk Drive (1 TB recommended)
  • 802.11 N wireless networking (WiFi)
  • Integrated Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T)
  • AppleCare Protection Plan (3 year warranty total)
  • 10′-20′ CAT5e (RJ45) Ethernet Cable for Campus Housing
  • Microsoft Office 365 (free to all current students) or Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac (Purchase from SU Cloud)

Options for Laptops/Desktops

  • Printer (USB only – no wifi printers)
  • External USB hard drive (for backups)