The following minimum requirements for personal computers are what Technology Services knows will work with our system. 

We recommend: All students should have a webcam with a microphone (either built-in or an external device).

If you are buying a new computer, please refer to the suggested configuration.

Minimum Windows Requirements:

  • 4 GB of RAM (memory)
  • 60 GB hard drive
  • Intel Core i5 or equivalent processor
  • Windows 10

Minimum Macintosh Requirements:

  • 4 GB of RAM (memory)
  • Intel processor
  • MacOSX 10.12 Sierra

Suggested Configuration for Windows, at least:

  • 8GB of RAM (memory)
  • 100 GB hard drive
  • Intel i5 or i7 processor
  • Windows 10

Suggested Configuration for Macintosh, at least:

  • 8 GB of RAM (memory)
  • Intel i5 or i7 processor
  • MacOSX 10.13 High Sierra

Suggested Configuration and Internet speeds for Online Instruction:

If remotely connecting to Lawrence sites for classes students should have a computer with a webcam and microphone, with a current supported operating system (Windows 10 or MacOS 10.13 or newer), and be able to access the web sites listed below, preferably with sufficient bandwidth to access the internet with at least 6 Mbps (10 Mbps or more recommended).  It is also important to verify that your Internet connection allows access to US based servers – not all service providers allow this ability at useable speeds.  You can easily test this by browsing the Lawrence website below and connecting to the Moodle server – if either does not work properly check with your Internet Service Provider.