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These are the 2023-2024 student laptop requirements needed for taking classes at Concordia University.

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Operating System

Windows 10 Home, Pro, Ent & Windows 11 Home, Pro, Ent

Apple OS X 11 or higher

Processor

Core – minimum i3

recommended – i5

highly recommended – i7 or i9

Core – minimum i3

recommended – i5 or M1

highly recommended – i7, i9, or M2 

Memory

8 GB or higher

Recommended 16 GB

8 GB or higher

Recommended 16 GB

Hard Drive

250/500 GB or higher

Recommended - SSD

250/500 GB or higher

Recommended - SSD

Graphics Card

Integrated min 512MB video memory or higher

Recommended - HD

Integrated min 512 video memory or higher

Recommended - HD

Wireless

802.11

AirPort

Camera with Microphone

Required

Required

Battery

Minimum Life of 2 plus hours

Minimum Life of 2 plus hours

Warranty

Highly recommended - 3-year

Highly Recommended - 3-year

Mandatory: All computers must have Anti-Virus protection. Anti-Malware is highly recommended.

Optional, but recommended: USB Flash Memory Storage Device or External USB hard drive for daily data backup

Browser Support

  • Supported: , , , and (latest versions)
  • Recommended: ,  (latest versions)

Software required and supplied by Concordia University:

(These products may not be available for Continuing Education students.)

Please Note:

  • Listed are University minimum recommendations. Specific programs of study may have additional technology needs. Please visit our website (www.cuw.edu) and your program for more details
  • Chrome Books, iPads, tablets or similar units are useful tools, but do NOT meet all course requirements
  • For Mac users that need access to Windows, options include and . You will need to purchase a copy of for either option
  • Although a laptop is recommended, online students may use a desktop. The requirements above still apply