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
  • For Mac users that need access to Windows, click here for BootCamp setup instructions
  • Although a laptop is recommended, online students may use a desktop. The requirements above still apply

If you have related questions or have concerns about the affordability of this requirement, please contact Assistant Vice President of Academics for Student Success, Dr. Elizabeth Polzin at Elizabeth.Polzin@cuw.edu. Specific questions regarding technology should be directed to your program chair and/or Technology Services.

2019-2020 Recommendations

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

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Operating System

Windows 10 Home, Pro, Ent

Apple OS X 10.12.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