Recommended Laptop Specs


Windows 10 or MacOS

Note: Some such as SolidWorks cannot be installed on MacOS. We recommend a Windows-based machine for this reason. If using MacOS, we recommend using the department provided Remote Desktop Applications for coursework. A bootcamp Windows partition or a virtual machine can also be setup.

Screen Size

13″ minimum, 15″ or larger recommended


Intel i5/i7 or AMD Athlon/Ryzen


8GB minimum


500GB recommended

Note: For increased performance, select a machine with a Solid State Drive (SSD) as opposed to a Hard Disk Drive (HDD).