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Student Computer Recommendations

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)
  • 256 GB Hard Drive
  • Webcam
  • (Optional) Headset with mic / earbuds with mic for online instruction

Recommended Software

  • Windows 10 or above
  • Microsoft Office (available free to actively enrolled Boise State students)

Apple

Minimum Recommended Hardware

  • 8 gigabytes of memory (RAM)
  • 256 GB hard drive
  • Webcam
  • (Optional) Headset with mic / earbuds with mic for online instruction

Minimum Recommended Software

  • macOS Ventura or newer
  • Microsoft Office¬†(available free to actively enrolled Boise State students)

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.