Personal Computer Requirements

Windows

Minimum requirements for on-campus use

  • Windows 8.1 – Note, Windows 7 no longer usable on campus
  • Intel or AMD Dual-Core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Solid State or 250GB hard drive

Recommendations for best performance

  • Windows 10
  • Intel Core i5, or better
  • 8GB RAM, or more
  • 256GB Solid State, or larger

Mac

Minimum requirements for on-campus use

  • macOS High Sierra (10.13)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Solid State or 250GB hard drive

Recommendations for best performance

  • macOS Catalina (10.15)
  • MacBook Air, 2019 model or better
  • 8GB RAM, or more
  • 256GB Solid State, or larger

Mobile Devices

  • Android, must run at least Android 7.0 or newer
  • Apple iOS, must run at least iOS 12 or newer

Other

Chromebooks are not recommended due to lack of Microsoft Office support, inability to install the Respondus Lockdown Browser, and incompatibility with some online textbook vendors. A PC or Mac matching the recommended configurations above would better serve you.

Please note: Depending upon your major, you may need a more powerful computer than what is listed here. If you have questions, email support@washburn.edu

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