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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 4 GB 8 GB or more
Hard Drive Minimum 500 GB 500 GB
Media DVD +/- RW DVD +/- RW Drive
Network Port
Ethernet port 100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 g/n
OS Windows 7 (64 bit) Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit)
Windows 8 RT is NOT recommended.
Webcam Optional Yes

(Standards last updated March 26, 2015)

Minimum Recommendations: Macintosh Computers

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Memory Minimum 4 GB 16GB
Hard Drive Minimum 500 GB / 256 solid state 256 GB solid state
Media DVD +/- RW Apple USB Super Drive
Network Port
Ethernet port Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (MacBook Pro only)
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 g/n
OS Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite)
Webcam Optional Yes

(Standards last updated March 26, 2015)

Check Departmental Standards for Students

Schools and colleges with their own computer standards include 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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