Minimum Laptop Specs

The Titans Tech Center wants to keep you at the head of the class.  For students planning to transfer to the UNC system, be sure to check the minimum specs for your program at that university.  That way you won't have to buy a new device in 1 to 2 years.  We always suggest students should have a laptop that meets or exceeds the following minimum specifications:

(Minimum specs recommended by the Carolina Computing Initiative at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Processor:
    • PC: 10th Generation Intel Core i5 or better
    • MAC: 9th Generation Intel Core i5 or better or M1 Apple Silicon or better
  • Memory: 8 GB Minimum
  • Hard Disk Drive: 256 GB SSD
  • Display: 13 inches or larger
    • 1920 x 1080 Resolution or better
  • Media Capabilities:
    • Speaker
    • Microphone
    • WebCam
  • Network: Wireless (802.11a/b/g/n compliant)
  • Expansion Ports: USB 2.0/3.0 and/or USB-C
  • Operating System:
    • PC: Microsoft Windows 10 
    • MAC: macOS 10.15 or later