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Computer Recommendations

SWOSU Information Technology Services strongly suggests the use of a computer with a webcam, ideally a laptop meeting or exceeding the following recommendations. These recommendations will allow for optimal learning experiences for online and partially online courses. Any supplementary course-specific hardware or software requirements will be listed in the course syllabus.


  • Stick to an operating system with which you are familiar.
  • Keep in mind SWOSU IT cannot work on personal, student computers.

We strongly discourage the use of Chromebooks because they lack
the capabilities required for many
classes or software applications.

Summary of Recommendations


Operating System: Windows 10 (or latest verstion)

Memory: 8GB or higher


Operating System: MacOS Mojave (or latest verstion)

Memory: 8GB or higher

Detailed Recommendations
Feature Recommendation
Operating System Windows: Windows 10 latest version

Mac: MacOS latest version

Display Size Windows: 11.6” or larger

Mac: 13” or larger

Processor Windows: Intel Core i5, i7, or similar AMD

Mac: Intel Core i5, i7, or M1 chip

Memory Windows: 8 GB or higher

Mac: 8 GB or higher

Hard Drive Windows: 256 GB or larger

Mac: 256 GB or larger

Web Conferencing Software MS Teams – Available free to students

Zoom – Available free to students

Network Wireless
Camera, Speakers, Microphone Internal or external is acceptable
Office 365 Available free to students