Computer Specifications

Computer Recommendation for entering Engineering Students

Minimum Requirement Recomendation
Operating System Windows 10, 64 bit Windows 10 64 bit
Processor Intel 8th Generation iS or i7 Intel 9th Generation i7
Memory 16 GB RAM 32 GB RAM
Hard Drive 250 GB or larger SSD (Solid State Drive) 500 GB or larger SSD
Wireless 802.11a/c dual band 802.11a/c dual band
Warranty 3 year, accident protection 4 year, accident protection
Input Tool Integrated stylus or pen

Dedicated graphics card (NVIDIA or AMD)

Minimum Requirements

• Computer: A laptop or 2-in-1 tablet with specifications meeting the minimum requirements listed above.
• Warranty: 3 year onsite with accidental damage coverage (recommended 4 years)
• Software: Every registered student will receive access to Microsoft Office 365 with access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Additionally Google Apps for Education is available. Numerous engineering applications are available free of charge. Additionally, all campus computer lab applications are accessible through the College of Engineering Web portal at
• Backup: Any backup solution is acceptable. Space is provided for all students on Google Drive.
• Apple MacBooks: Students pursuing an engineering degree may prefer an Apple computer such as an iMac or MacBook Pro having an OS X operating system. However, some of the software available to engineering students is not directly compatible with OS X additionally a lesser number of Engineering applications are available to Apple users.

For additional questions, please contact Troy Mclaughlin,