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Animal and Poultry Sciences

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

2024-25 Baseline Minimum System Requirements

For All Incoming Undergraduate Students




*Chromebook not recommended.

Operating System

Windows 11 (64-Bit)

Processor Speed

Intel Core i-series (11th Gen) or AMD Ryzen Series 6000*

*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.

Memory (RAM)

16 GB or higher


Minimum 500 GB SSD (Solid State Drive)


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


Wi-Fi Capable


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


Software Suite*

*Students are required to purchase the Incoming Undergraduate Software Bundle through the Virginia Tech Software Service Center. See the Student Software Center for more information.

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.


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

Jennifer Carr