College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
2021-2022 Baseline Minimum System Requirements
For All Incoming Undergraduate Students
Laptop (MacBook Pro) required, Tablet, MacBook Air or MacBook not acceptable
Mac OS 10.15 (or higher)
Intel Core i-7 minimum, no M1 Processors
32 GB or higher
Minimum 500 GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
Built-in or external with built in microphone (headset/earbuds recommended)
802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11ax recommended)
3 Year on-site service support, Apple Care (4 Year is highly recommended - available through certain vendors)
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.
Any backup method of choice including cloud-based services like Google Drive.