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Computational Modeling and Data Analytics

College of Science

2021-2022 Baseline Minimum System Requirements

For All Incoming Undergraduate Students

Platform

PC

Laptop required, tablet not acceptable

MAC

Laptop required, tablet not acceptable

Operating System

Windows 10 Professional required

Mac OS 10.15 (or higher)

Processor Speed

Intel Core i5 or better

Intel Core i5 or better

Memory (RAM)

16 GB or higher

16 GB or higher

Hard Drive

Minimum 512 GB SSD (Solid State Drive)

Minimum 512 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

802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11ax recommended)

802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11ax recommended)

Warranty

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

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

Software

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: MAC OS 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.

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: MAC OS 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 Google Drive.

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

Additional Information

Students are welcome to use macOS, Windows, or Linux operating systems.

Students are welcome to use tablets to take notes, but tablets are not an adequate replacement for a laptop.

Students are welcome to use macOS, Windows, or Linux operating systems.

Students are welcome to use tablets to take notes, but tablets are not an adequate replacement for a laptop.

Contact
Cara Conley
540-231-8132

cara1@vt.edu