Evaluate your current or next computer. We recommend bringing a laptop computer. Laptops are the most versatile device to support all aspects of student life at UB. Alternatively, students can also bring a combination of devices, such as a tablet or smartphone and a desktop computer.
(Standards last reviewed November 16; last updated January 26, 2017)
Memory: Minimum 4GB
Hard Drive: Minimum 500GB
Media: DVD +/- RW
Network Port: Ethernet Port
Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
OS: Minimum Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite)
Memory: 8GB (RAM cannot be upgraded after purchase)
Hard Drive: 500GB
Media: Apple USB Super Drive (USB-C to USB adapter needed for MacBook and MacBook Pro)
Network Port: Purchase an appropriate adapter (optional)
OS: Minimum Mac OS 10.13 (High Sierra)
(Standards last updated November 16, 2017)
Some schools and colleges have their own computer standards, including the following:
Don't see your school or department listed here? Contact them directly to see if they have additional student computer requirements.