UI Student Laptop General Recommendations

University of Idaho Student Technology Center provides the following recommended minimum specifications for personally-owned student laptops suitable for completing general course work. Please check with representatives of your specific degree program to see if there are additional recommendations.


CPU: Intel i5 (8th Gen or newer) or AMD Ryzen 5 (4000 series or newer)
RAM: 8 GB (16GB preferred)
Storage: 256 GB SSD (Solid State Disc)
Integrated Camera or External Webcam


Any Mac manufactured in 2018 or later
RAM: 8 GB memory
Storage: 256 GB SSD (Solid State Disc)

Additional recommendations:

Purchase over-ear headphones with microphone or external speakers
For laptop computers consider an extended warranty with accidental damage coverage


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