BYOD Minimum System Requirements

Windows System Recommendations and Requirements

Windows Platform Recommendations Minimum Requirement
Operating System Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit)
Processor Intel i5 4th generation or better Intel i3
Memory (RAM) 8GB or better 4GB
Hard Disk Drive 250GB or better 250GB
Wireless 802.11 n 802.11 g
NIC/Ethernet * 10/100 wired ethernet (see notes) 10/100 wired ethernet (see notes
Warranty 3 Year onsite with accidental damage coverage Some type of warranty highly recommended
Optical Drive ** CD/DVD burner (see notes) CD/DVD burner (see notes)
Battery Life 6 Hours + 4 Hours +

Apple Recommendations and Requirements

Apple MacBook Recommendations Minimum Requirement
Operating System Mac OS X Mavericks Mac OS 10.7 Lion
Processor Intel i5 or better Intel i3
Memory (RAM) 8GB 4GB
Hard Disk Drive 500GB or better
(256GB flash storage or better)
250GB
Wireless 802.11 n 802.11 g
NIC/Ethernet * 10/100 wired ethernet (see notes) 10/100 wired ethernet  (see notes)
Warranty 3 year AppleCare Some type of warranty highly recommended
Optical Drive ** SuperDrive (see notes) SuperDrive (see notes)
Battery Life 6 Hours + 4 Hours +
Notes: * Many vendors no longer include a wired network port on their laptops.  However, this is not
required at CCS since wireless network access is available in all teaching areas.
** An optical drive is a desirable option, but many laptops no longer contain an internal CD/DVD drive.
Although not required, you might consider an external drive that connects to a computers USB port.