Basic Computer System Recommendations for Students


  • Windows 10 /11 - 64-bit.
  • Minimum 512GB solid state drive (SSD)
  • Intel Core i5-12600 or AMD Ryzen 5. i7-12700 and AMD Ryzen 7 better
  • At least 16GB RAM or more
  • Integrated graphics or a dedicated graphics card - recommend Nvidia RTX for any graphics intensive use.


  • macOS Monterey or Ventura
  • Minimum 512GB solid state drive (SSD)
  • Silicon M2 or better processor
  • At least 16GB RAM or more
  • 10 Graphics cores

We recommend a MacBook Air with a 13” display OR a MacBook Pro with largest screen and solid state drive you can afford.  MacBook's are not upgradeable after purchase, so we recommend purchasing the best system possible for your budget.


Computer Purchasing Recommendations for Students

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