Be sure to review the minimum and recommended requirements below so that the laptop you choose is the right one for your schoolwork.

Purchasing Options

Both Apple and Windows laptops can be purchased from the WashU Campus Store’s e-commerce site, which can ship your order.

Learn how to place an order

Read about payment options

WashU requires that you purchase a 3 year warranty with your laptop. Learn More.

School-Specific Notes

McKelvey offers additional software at no cost. Visit the McKelvey website for more information.

Windows

FeatureUniversity Minimum RequirementsMcKelvey School of Engineering Recommendation
CPU +i5 or AMD equivalent i7
RAM 8 GB minimum 16 GB
GraphicsIntegrated graphics Nvidia Quatro/AMD Pro
OSWindows 10Windows 10
Hard Drive256 GB SSD 512 GB SSD
Displayn/an/a
Connectivityn/an/a
OtherWebcam+mic

3-year warranty
Webcam+mic (built-in or external)

3-year warranty

This Model Meets the University Minimum Requirements

Dell Inspiron 14 5000

Windows

The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 meets all of the WashU minimum requirements. It can be purchased from the WashU Campus Store.

Mac

FeatureUniversity Minimum RequirementsMcKelvey School of Engineering Recommendation
CPU i5 or i7 i7
RAM8 GB minimum 16 GB
Graphicsn/aAMD Pro
OSCurrently supported macOS versionCurrently supported macOS version
Hard Drive256 GB SSD 512 GB SSD
Displayn/an/a
Connectivity Wireless Wireless
OtherWebcam+mic (built-in or external)

Two USB-C ports

3-year warranty
Webcam+mic (built-in or external)

Two USB-C ports

3-year warranty

This Model Meets the University Minimum Requirements

Mac

The 13″ MacBook Pro meets all of the WashU minimum requirements. It can be purchased from the WashU Campus Store.