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TUC IT Department - Student PC and Mac Minimum Requirements

 

Hardware Configuration:

  • Operating Systems: Windows 10 or later or Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave) or later
  • Memory: 8GB RAM or higher
  • Storage: 60GB or higher
  • Broadband/high-speed uninterrupted internet access; the minimum speed of 1.5 Mbps download, 750 Kbps upload
  • Screen resolution: 1280x1024 or higher
  • Webcam, microphone, and speakers (a wearable headphone/headset is recommended)
  • Tablets, Chromebooks, and organizationally managed (Non-TUC) devices are not supported
  • Administrator-level account permissions 

Software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest, free version)
  • VLC Media Player (latest, free version)
  • Up-to-date anti-virus software (free or paid)
  • Up-to-date anti-spyware software (free or paid)
  • Compression (ZIP) utility software (free or paid)
  • Internet Browsers: Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari (for Mac users)
  • Free Zoom for classrooms and remote support
  • Access to Google Workplace via TU

 

 

TUC IT Department - Student Hardware and Software recommendations

 

Hardware discounts:

Notebooks for students.org:
https://notebooksforstudents.org/

Dell Student Discounts
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/mpp?gacd=9614781-1059-5763017-0-0&dgc=st&msclkid=d18f7a70be1f1aca5c5c2550e8a22ff8&gclid=CMuDp6uz8OoCFdCCfgodAbUKng&gclsrc=ds

 

Apple Student Discounts and offers:
https://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop/back-to-school?afid=p238%7CGfs3dYTV-dc_mtid_1870765e38482_pcrid_78271629250333_pgrid_2053191257_&cid=aos-us-kwbi-edu-bts-slid---product-


Microsoft:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surface-laptop-3/8VFGGH1R94TM?activetab=overview&OCID=AID2100200_SEM_XoJovwAAAECeqVvC:20200728165313:s&msclkid=7183b3d1117a1fefd3e1ecf146880c1f&ef_id=XoJovwAAAECeqVvC:20200728165313:s

 

Costco:
https://www.costco.com/laptops.html



Software discounts:

Discounted Microsoft Office Suite pricing is available at Costco.com and Notebooksforstudents.org

https://www.costco.com/microsoft.html   - The Family 15 month license option for up to 6 devices is a great value and includes cloud storage.

https://notebooksforstudents.org/   - Select Microsoft Office when ordering for a lifetime license.

 

https://edu.google.com/why-google/k-12-solutions/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2vyD3oDx6gIVcT2tBh2iEAaVEAAYASAAEgLAzfD_BwE&modal_active=none - Each student receives a free Google Apps for Education Suite.