College of Architecture and Urban Studies
2021-2022 Baseline Minimum System Requirements
For All Incoming Undergraduate Students
Laptop reommended; tablet is not acceptable
Mac OS 10.15 (or higher)
Intel Core i-7 or higher
16 GB or higher
512 GB or higher SSD (Solid State Drive)
Built-in or external with built in microphone (headset/earbuds recommended)
802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11ax recommended)
For Apple, strongly suggest AppleCare +, which covers an accidental damage/lost
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.
Adobe Creative Cloud annual subscription is MANDATORY for the students in Creative Technologies, Graphic Design, and Studio Art, and will be billed separately.
Any backup method of choice including cloud-based services like Google Drive.