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Recommended Computer Configuration

Recommended Computer Configuration

Get your computer up to speed.

At Urbana University, you may use your own laptop or other device to complete your online classes. Your devices must meet or exceed our hardware, operating system and software specifications, otherwise you may not have access to some of our systems. To take advantage of all student technology resources, you must be able to load software onto your computer. Some courses may require additional software. Urbana University's Help Desk is happy to provide support, but may not be able to offer assistance for devices that do not meet these requirements.

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Laptop

Compatible Laptop:

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3xxx-minimum: Intel Core i3-2xxx
  • Operating System: Current Microsoft Windows operating system. Windows 7 minimum, Windows 10 recommended (not Windows 10 S Mode). 
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 250 GB internal hard drive
  • Display: 14" LCD monitor
  • Network Adapter: Dual-band WiFi-certified 802.11a/b/g/n - compliant adapter
  • Other: Internal or external Webcam, lock, carrying case
  • Productivity Software: Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Office 365 (Current Students can download a free version of Microsoft Office: CLICK HERE)
  • Other software: Antivirus software with up-to-date virus definition subscription

Incompatible Laptop:

  • Chromebooks
  • Apple products
  • Devices with Windows 10 S Mode enabled

These incompatible device types do not meet our minimum requirements as they are not able to install and open certain applications specifically designed for Microsoft Windows. 

Desktop

Compatible Desktop Computer:

  • Processor: minimum Intel Core i3 2xxx
  • Operating System: Current Microsoft Windows operating system. Windows 7 minimum, Windows 10 recommended (not Windows 10 S Mode). 
  • Memory: 4 GB or more
  • Storage: 250 GB internal hard drive
  • Display: LCD monitor
  • Productivity Software: Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Office 365 (Current Students can download a free version of Microsoft Office: CLICK HERE)
  • Other: Dual-band WiFi-certified 802.11 a/b/g/n - compliant adapter
  • Other software: Antivirus software with up-to-date virus definition subscription 

Incompatible Desktop Computer:

  • Chromebooks
  • Apple products
  • Devices with Windows 10 S Mode enabled

These incompatible device types do not meet our minimum requirements as they are not able to install and open certain applications specifically designed for Microsoft Windows. 

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