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College of Natural Resources and Environment

2021-2022 Baseline Minimum System Requirements

For All Incoming Undergraduate Students

Platform

PC

Laptop or Tablet
Note: Chromebook not recommended

MAC

Laptop or Tablet

Operating System

Windows 10 (64-Bit)

Mac OS 10.15 (or higher)

Processor Speed

Intel Core i-series

Intel Core i-series

Note: For any majors who will be working in the geospatial arena we would highly recommend a PC platform. If you choose a Mac platform do not choose the M1 chip as you may be required to install Windows based software. If you choose the Mac platform you may be required to install the Windows operating system as well.

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
Les Fuller
540-231-7416
fuller@vt.edu