Student Computer Recommendations

Boise State University recommends minimum specifications for student computer hardware and software. Certain disciplines may require additional software or platform recommendations, and we advise checking with your instructors for more information.

Recommendations

Microsoft Windows

Minimum Recommended Hardware

  • 8 gigabytes of memory (RAM)
  • 100+ GB Hard Drive

Recommended Software

  • Windows 8 or above
  • Microsoft Office (available free to actively enrolled Boise State students)
  • Self-updating security software that protects against viruses and malware

Apple

Minimum Recommended Hardware

  • 8 gigabytes of memory (RAM)
  • 100+ GB hard drive

Minimum Recommended Software

  • Microsoft Office¬†(available free to actively enrolled Boise State students)
  • Self-updating security software that protects against viruses and malware

Student Computer Discounts

For special education discounts on computer systems and software, please visit the Boise State Bookstore website.

Need Assistance?

For more information, contact the Help Desk at (208) 426-4357, helpdesk@boisestate.edu, chat, or Help Desk Self Service.

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