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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 


  • 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:

Dell Student Discounts


Apple Student Discounts and offers:




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.