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Computer Specs for Students

We spent some time scouring University website for their recommendations and combined them with our knowledge to bring you a list of computer specs you should look for when purchasing a laptop for school.

Based on the varying scope of work you are likely to undertake at school, we definitely advise going with a laptop with a full operating system and higher capabilities as opposed to tablets and netbooks. Look for a PC with the following specs:

- Windows 10 operating system

- Microsoft Office 365

- 16 GB RAM

- i5 or i7 (preferred) processor

- 500 GB hard drive or SSD if it is in your budget

- Graphics card with HDMI port

- 14" screen or bigger

- Keypad for heavy mathematics

- 8-hour battery life for lecture halls with scant plug-ins

If you are carrying your laptop around a lot, stay as light as you can, around 2 lbs is great! You can sacrifice touch screens to keep the weight down if needed.

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