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Criminology

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

2021-2022 Baseline Minimum System Requirements

For All Incoming Undergraduate Students

Platform

PC

Laptop required

MAC

Laptop required

Operating System

Windows 10 (64-Bit)

Mac OS 10.15 (or higher)

Processor Speed

Intel Core i-series

Intel Core i-series or Apple M1 chip*

Note: *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

Hard Drive

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

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.

Contact
Blake Smith
540-231-5292
bsmith15@vt.edu