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UB Student Computer Standards

As a UB student, you are required to have access to a computer. Your computer should meet UB's computing standards. Evaluate your current computer or the computer that you would buy.

Minimum Recommendations: Windows Computers

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Memory Minimum 4 GB 4 GB or more
HardDrive 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 / Windows 8 Pro (64 bit) Windows 8 RT is NOT recommended.
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 (Standards last updated January 13, 2014)

Minimum Recommendations: Macintosh Computers

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Memory Minimum 4 GB 8GB (as the RAM cannot be upgraded after purchase)
HardDrive Minimum 500 GB 256 GB
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 10.8
(Mountain Lion)
Mac OS 10.9
(Mavericks)
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 (Standards last updated January 13, 2014)

Check Departmental Standards for Students

Ask the specific school, college or department to which you belong at UB whether they have additional requirements for your personally owned computer. Schools and colleges with their own computer standards include the following:

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