Student Computer Recommendations

The following recommendations provide the minimum specifications for an ideal learning experience whether learning remotely or face to face. 

 

In addition to having a computer that meets the minimum recommendations, students learning remotely should have access to a reliable internet connection with a minimum of 10Mbps for upload and download. Take the internet speed test.

Note
: When using Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor, a wired Ethernet connection of at least 10 Mbps is recommended to avoid disruptions from Wi-Fi issues.

If your college is not listed, refer to the general university recommendations. 

General University Recommendations

Processor 2.1GHz Intel Core i3 or better
Memory 8GB+ RAM
Storage 64GB+ internal storage; 250GB+ total storage (including cloud based storage)
Software Office 365; Symantec AntiVirus
Operating System Windows 10; Mac OS 10.14 or higher
Wi-Fi 802.11ac or later standard
Accessories 16GB+ flash drive, webcam, microphone & Ethernet cable

College of Education and Health Professions

Heads up! Intensive Stat users will need configurations similiar to the Faye Jones School of Architecture and Design recommendation.

Processor AMD Ryzen™ 5, Intel Core i5 or better
Memory 8GB+ RAM
Storage 240GB+ internal storage
Software Office 365; Symantec AntiVirus
Operating System Windows 10; Mac OS 10.13 or higher
Wi-Fi 802.11ac or later standard
Accessories Webcam & microphone

College of Engineering

Heads up! Each department may have specific hardware recommendations for incoming students. Please check with your department to verify needs.

Processor 2.1GHz+ Intel Core i5 8th Generation or better
Memory 8GB+ RAM
Storage 64GB+ internal storage; 250GB+ total (including cloud-based storage)
Software Office 365; Symantec AntiVirus
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit
Battery Life Up to 10 hours
Resolution 1920 x 1080 
Wi-Fi 802.11ac or later standard
Warranty Accidental damage coverage (at least three years)
Accessories 16GB+ flash drive, webcam, microphone & Ethernet cable

Note for Mac Users: Windows is recommended for engineering students because some degrees require CAD programs. Learn how to install Windows on a Mac with Boot Camp.

Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design

Processor 2.1GHz+ Intel XEON Processor
Memory 16GB+ RAM
Graphics 2GB+ dedicated graphics memory
Storage 512GB SSD
Software Office 365; Symantec AntiVirus; AutoCAD; Adobe Design Standard
Windows Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Wi-Fi 802.11ac or later standard

Note for Mac Users: Windows is required for most CAD programs. Learn how to install Windows on a Mac with Boot Camp.

School of Law

Processor 1.6GHz Intel Core i5
Memory 8GB+ RAM
Graphics 2GB+ dedicated graphics memory
Storage 250GB+
Software Office 365; Symantec AntiVirus
Operating System Windows 10; Mac OS 10.14  or newer

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

Mac or Dell that meets general recommendations.

Note: Macs are recommended for Art, Music and Journalism majors.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, & Life Sciences

Dell that meets general recommendations.

Note for Mac Users: Bumpers College is Windows-centric. To use a Mac, you will need to install Windows with Boot Camp.

Walton College of Business

Processor 2.1GHz+ Intel Core i5 8th Generation
Memory 8GB+ RAM, 16GB recommended
Software Office 365; Symantec AntiVirus (free)
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit or Mac OS 10.14 or newer
Battery Life Up to 10 hours
Wi-Fi 802.11ac or later standard
Warranty Accidental damage coverage (at least three years)
Accessories Webcam, headset with microphone and Ethernet cable

 Note: Chromebooks do not meet the recommended minimum specifications.

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