These are the 2020-2021 student laptop requirements needed for taking classes at Concordia University.

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Operating System

Windows 10 Home, Pro, Ent

Apple OS X 10.13.x or higher

Processor

Core – minimum i3

recommended – i5

highly recommended – i7 or i9

Core – minimum i3

recommended – i5

highly recommended – i7 or i9

Memory

8 GB or higher

Recommended 16 GB

8 GB or higher

Recommended 16 GB

Hard Drive

250/500 GB or higher

Recommended - SSD

250/500 GB or higher

Recommended - SSD

Graphics Card

Integrated min 512MB video memory or higher

Recommended - HD

Integrated min 512 video memory or higher

Recommended - HD

Wireless

802.11

AirPort

Camera with Microphone

Required

Required

Battery

Minimum Life of 2 plus hours

Minimum Life of 2 plus hours

Warranty

Highly recommended - 3-year

Highly Recommended - 3-year

Optional, but recommended:

  • USB Flash Memory Storage Device or External USB hard drive for data daily backup
  • Antivirus and Malwarebytes (Windows does come with free Anti-virus)

Software required and supplied by Concordia University:

Please Note:

  • Listed are University minimum recommendations. Specific programs of study may have additional technology needs. Please visit our website (www.cuw.edu) and your program for more details
  • Chrome Books, iPads, tablets or similar units are useful tools, but do NOT meet all course requirements
  • Although a laptop is recommended, online students may use a desktop. The requirements above still apply
2019-2020 Recommendations

These are the highly recommended student laptop requirements needed for taking classes at Concordia University.

Windows Logo Windows Logo

Operating System

Windows 10 Home, Pro, Ent

Apple OS X 10.12.x or higher

Processor

Core – minimum i3

recommended – i5

highly recommended – i7

Core – minimum i3

recommended – i5

highly recommended – i7

Memory

8 GB or higher

Recommended 16 GB

8 GB or higher

Recommended 16 GB

Hard Drive

250/500 GB or higher

Recommended - SSD

250/500 GB or higher

Recommended - SSD

Graphics Card

Integrated min 512MB video memory or higher

Recommended - HD

Integrated min 512 video memory or higher

Recommended - HD

Wireless

802.11

AirPort

Camera with Microphone

Required

Required

Warranty

Highly recommended - 4-year parts replacement on site

Highly Recommended - 3-year parts and labor AppleCare

Optional, but recommended:

  • USB Flash Memory Storage Device or External USB hard drive for data daily backup
  • Antivirus and Malwarebytes (Windows does come with free Antivirus)

Software required and supplied by Concordia University:

Please Note:

  • Listed are University minimum recommendations. Specific programs of study may have additional technology needs. Please visit our website ( cuw.edu) and your program for more details
  • Chrome Books, Ipads, tablets or similar units are useful tools, but do NOT meet all course requirements
  • Although a laptop is recommended, online students may use a desktop. The requirements above still apply