Please note that these are the minimum computer requirements as of Jan. 28, 2022. Chromebooks are not supported.

  • Platform: Any laptop or tablet (HP, Dell, etc.) that meets the following requirements. Note that for Microsoft Surface computers, it must be a Surface Pro 4 or newer running MS Windows 10 (with non-detachable keyboards). Non-Pro Surface devices are not supported.
  • Alternate versions of Windows 10, such as Windows RT and Windows 10 S, are NOT supported at this time.
  • Tablet devices other than Surface Pros are not supported.
  • Operating System: Windows 10 and 11 (32-bit or 64-Bit). Alternate versions of Windows 10 and 11 (Windows RT and Windows 10 S) are not supported at this time.
  • CPU Processor: Non-ARM based processor supported by your operating system
  • Memory (RAM): 8 GB required, 16 GB or higher recommended
  • Hard Drive: Minimum 250 GB/ Recommended 500 GB or higher SSD (Solid State Drive)
  • Wireless: 802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11ax recommended)
  • Webcam: Integrated camera or external USB camera supported by your operating system. Virtual cameras are not supported.
  • Microphone (no virtual mics)
  • Warranty: 3 Year on-site service support with accident damage coverage (4 year is highly recommended).
  • Software: Students can purchase the Graduate Software Bundle through the Virginia Tech Software Service Center.
  • Any backup method of choice including cloud-based services like Google Drive.
  • Platform: Laptop or Tablet
  • Operating System: macOS Catalina (10.15.7), macOS Big Sur (11.6), macOS Monterey (12.2). Only genuine versions of Mac operating systems are supported.
  • Processor: Intel or M1 processor. Devices using Appleā€™s M1 processor and Apple Rosetta 2 are supported.
  • Memory (RAM): 8 GB required, 16 GB or higher recommended
  • Hard Drive: Minimum 250 GB/ Recommended 500 GB or higher SSD (Solid State Drive)
  • Wireless: Minimum 802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11ax recommended)
  • Webcam: Integrated camera or external USB camera supported by your operating system. Virtual cameras and Microsoft Lifecam Series cameras are not supported.
  • Microphone (no virtual mics)
  • Warranty: 3 Year on-site service support with accident damage coverage (4 year is highly recommended).
  • Software: Students can purchase the Graduate Software Bundle through the Virginia Tech Software Service Center.
  • Any backup method of choice including cloud-based services like Google Drive.
  • Hardware Requirements = iPad 5+, iPad Air 2+, iPad Pro, or iPad Mini 4+
  • Operating System = iPadOS 13, iPadOS 14, and iPadOS 15 (Only genuine versions of iOS are supported)
  • 128 GB minimum
  • Wi-Fi
  • Direct connect keyboard recommended (wireless keyboards may not be certified)
  • iPad must not be Jailbroken

If you have questions about computer requirements, contact David Sampson, educational technologies specialist with the Office of Academic Affairs.