UB Student Computer Standards

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.

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Minimum Recommendations: Windows Computers

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  • Memory: Minimum 8GB
  • Hard Drive: Minimum 500GB
  • Network Port: Ethernet port
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Webcam: Optional

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  • Memory: 8GB or more
  • Hard Drive: solid state 256GB
  • Network Port: 100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port OR USB to Ethernet adapter (optional)
  • Wireless: 802.11ac
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Webcam: Required

(Standards last updated January 4, 2019)

Minimum Recommendations: Macintosh Computers

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  • Memory: Minimum 4GB
  • Hard Drive: Minimum 500GB
  • Network Port: Ethernet Port
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
  • OS: Minimum Mac OS 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • Webcam: Optional

Buy a New Computer

  • Memory: 8GB (RAM cannot be upgraded after purchase)
  • Hard Drive: solid state 256GB
  • Network Port: Purchase an appropriate adapter (optional)
  • Wireless: 802.11ac
  • OS: Minimum Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave)
  • Webcam: Required

(Standards last updated January 4, 2019)

Additional Departmental Standards for Students

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.

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