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Tech Ready: Hardware Recommendations

Hardware recommendations

OIT recommends the following minimum computing specifications so your device can accommodate standard University technology tools:

  • Device type: laptop or tablet
  • Operating system: Windows 10 or Mac OS (list of Apple's currently supported versions)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 250 GB hard drive (solid state recommended over hard disk drive)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent 
  • Network adapter: Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n (802.11ac recommended)
  • Display: 1280 x 768 or greater (Office 365 minimum)
  • Webcam: Yes - internal or external
  • Microphone: Yes - internal or external (can be found on many standard headphones)
  • Physical keyboard: Yes

For hardware specifications specific to your major, consider shopping by major at the Bobcat Depot.

Ohio University has instituted a laptop loaner program for any student who needs a computer (while supplies last). Learn more on the OHIO Coronavirus Technology Resources page.