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Minimum Computer Requirements

College of Health Professions, College of Medicine, and College of Nursing

Some programs at Upstate require students to own a computer. Any computer intended for use while at Upstate should meet or exceed the following recommended specifications.

A Windows Laptop with at least a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 8Gb of RAM, 160Gb hard drive, wireless network ability and at least 13 inch screen. Windows 10. 

A Macintosh Laptop with at least a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 8Gb of RAM, 160Gb hard drive, wireless network ability and at least 13 inch screen. OS-X 10.11 Operating System or higher.

In most cases laptop computers less than 3 years old should meet the above minimum specifications with the possible exception of adequate RAM. It is recommended that consideration be given to upgrading the computer's RAM to 8 Gb.

Tablets (iPad or Surface) are not supported.

Chromebooks are not supported.

Students also need to have installed Microsoft Office on the laptops, this is provided by the University.

Upstate will provide students with anti-virus software upon request.

For information about the above recommendations, please contact Educational Communications at 315-464-4860

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