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Computer Recommendation

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.

Below are the minimum system requirements:

Platform PC Mac
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)
General Requirements
  • Wireless Capacity
  • Webcam capabilities (built-in or purchased separately)
  • Wireless Capacity
  • Webcam capabilities (built-in or purchased separately)
Software Requirement Microsoft Office 2016 Microsoft Office 2016

Get Ready for Computing at Virginia Tech

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.