Minimum Requirements

Windows-Based Computers      Buy a Dell

  • Hardware
    • Intel Core i3 processor (or Intel Celeron Dual Core processor)
    • 4 GB RAM (minimum recommended for typical use)
    • 320 GB or larger hard drive
    • 802.11n (a wireless network card that supports both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz wireless bands is preferred)
  • External Storage Device
    • 1 GB (or larger) USB flash drive
  • Software
    • Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Home Premium or newer
    • Microsoft Office 2010 or newer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
    • Acrobat Reader
    • Antivirus Software
    • Antispyware Software
    • Dell Recommended 2 Year Enhanced Support recommended

Apple Computers      Buy an Apple

  • Hardware
  • Macintosh laptop (with at least 13" monitor) or desktop (with at least 17" monitor)
  • o 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 for desktop)
  • o 4 GB RAM
  • o 128GB or larger for solid state hard drive
  • o Airport (802.11ac wireless) and Bluetooth (both standard on new Macs)
  • o DVD recordable drive (can be an external drive)
  • External Storage Device
    • 1 GB (or larger) USB flash drive
  • Software
    • Mac OS X 10.7 or newer
    • ILife (iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, iWeb, and Garage Band)
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
    • Antivirus software (i.e. Intego VirusBarrier or Norton Antivirus)
    • Appropriate Firewall
    • Apple Care 3 Year extended coverage recommended


Minimum Requirements updated November 2013