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Classical Studies

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

2022-2023 Baseline Minimum System Requirements

For All Incoming Undergraduate Students

Platform

PC

Laptop*

Mac

Laptop

*Chromebook not recommended

Operating System

Windows 10 or 11 (64-Bit)

macOS 12 (or higher)

Processor Speed

Intel Core i-series (10th Gen) or AMD Ryzen Series*

Apple M1 chip*

*PC: If your major requires use of a Windows based software product, please note that some new PCs with an AMD Ryzen Series processor may not run the required Windows based software locally. You should only purchase an AMD Ryzen Series PC if your major requires you to run a Windows based product and they either provide remote access to a Windows operating system or confirm the required software will run with an AMD Ryzen Series PC. Please check with your major before you purchase an AMD Ryzen Series PC.

*Mac: If your major requires use of a Windows based software product, please note that new Macs with the Apple M1 chip may not run the required Windows based software locally. You should only purchase an Apple M1 chip Mac if your major requires you to run a Windows based product and they either provide remote access to a Windows operating system or confirm the required software will run with an M1 chip Mac. Please check with your major before you purchase an M1 chip Mac.

Memory (RAM)

16 GB or higher

16 GB or higher

Storage

Minimum 500 GB SSD (Solid State Drive)

Minimum 500 GB SSD (Solid State Drive)

Webcam

Built-in or external with built in microphone (headset/earbuds recommended)

Built-in or external with built in microphone (headset/earbuds recommended)

Wireless

Wi-Fi Capable

Wi-Fi Capable

Warranty

3 Year on-site service support with accident damage coverage (4 Year is highly recommended)

3 Year on-site service support, AppleCare (4 Year is highly recommended - available through certain vendors)

Software

Software Suite*

Software Suite*

*Students are required to purchase the Incoming Undergraduate Software Bundle through the Virginia Tech Software Service Center. More information can be found at Student Software Center.

Included Products: Microsoft Windows Operating System with Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus
Platform: macOS and Windows
Eligibility: Valid while enrolled in undergraduate classes at Virginia Tech
Note: Office 365 Pro Plus can be downloaded and installed on up to five machines and Office mobile apps can be installed on up to five mobile devices.

Backup

Any backup method of choice including cloud-based services like Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive.

Any backup method of choice including cloud-based services like Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive.

Contact
Janell Watson
540-231-5362
rjwatson@vt.edu