The School of Education does not have specific preferences for platform (PC / Mac) and format (Laptop / Tablet) of computers.
Note of advice: Please check your program's website for any additional technology requirements.
|Operating System||Windows 10 (64bit)||OSX 10.12 or higher|
|Processor Speed||Intel Core i5 or higher||Intel Core i5 or higher|
|RAM||16GB or higher||16GB or higher|
|Hard Disk Size||250GB or higher SSD(Solid State Drive)||250GB or higher SSD(Solid State Drive)|
|Software Requirement||Microsoft Office 2016||Microsoft Office 2016|
Informative webpage on preparing to use computers and computing services at Virginia Tech
*No student will be denied admission to Virginia Tech based on inability to purchase a computer.
**Check student software distribution for drastically reduced prices on these pieces of software and others. Availability of software subject to change.