BSU IT department recommends the following specifications for computers on campus.
|Operating System||Windows 7 or above||Mac OS X 10.8.x or above|
|Processor||2.0 GHz Intel Dual Core||2.0 GHz Intel Dual Core|
|Operating System||Windows 10||Mac OS X 10.11 or above|
|Processor||Core i5 CPU (6th gen or higher)||Core i5 or m5 CPU (6th gen or higher)|
|Hard drive||512GB (or greater) SSD hard drive||512GB (or greater) SSD hard drive|
Look at your class’s required software (if any) for minimum hardware requirements. Some software has very specific hardware needs that not all computers can accommodate. For example, if you plan on using any 3D Rendering Software or ArcGIS, make sure the video card (GPU), processor (CPU), and memory (RAM) exceed the software publisher’s minimum specs. Please contact your instructor or the help desk if you have any questions.
Students and employees are eligible for hardware discounts from our educational partner stores. Check our our hardware purchasing page for more info.
Faculty and staff, for information about our current refresh cycle, or to learn about how to request additional tech resources for your office or department, please contact the IT help desk.
Explore our recommended Windows systems in our Dell partner site. Go to the purchase page for more info.