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.

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

Windows

FeatureUniversity Minimum RequirementsOlin Business School Recommendation
CPU+i5 or AMD equivalent i5 or i7
RAM8 GB minimum +8 GB
GraphicsIntegrated graphics n/a
OSWindows 10Windows 10
Hard Drive+ 256 GB SSD +256 GB SSD
Displayn/an/a
ConnectivityWirelessWireless
OtherWebcam+mic

3-year warranty
+8 GB USB flash drive

Webcam

Headset and mic

3-year warranty

This Model Meets the University Minimum Requirements

Dell 15 Inspiron 5000

Windows

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 meets all of the WashU minimum requirements. It can be purchased from the WashU Campus Store.

Mac

FeatureUniversity Minimum RequirementsOlin Business School Recommendation
CPU + i5 +i7 8th gen
RAM+8 GB16 GB
Graphicsn/an/a
OSCurrently supported macOS versionMost recent macOS version
Hard Drive256 GB SSD512 GB SSD
Displayn/an/a
ConnectivityWirelessWireless
OtherTwo USB-C

Webcam+mic

3-year warranty
Two USB-C

Webcam

Headset and mic

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.