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

The Law School requires that your computer be able to run the Exam4 software. For Mac users this requires the OS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) or newer. Windows users need Windows 10.

Hardware that Exam4 does not support includes iPads, iPhones, Chromebooks, LinuxOS devices, among others. View this page for a complete list.

Windows

FeatureUniversity Minimum RequirementsSchool of Law Recommendation
CPU +i5 or AMD equivalent i5 or better
RAM 8 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
Webcam

Headset + 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 RequirementsSchool of Law Recommendation
CPU i5 or i7 i5 or better
RAM 8 GB +8 GB
Graphicsn/an/a
OSCurrently supported macOS version Currently supported macOS version
Hard Drive 256 GB SSD 256 GB SSD
Display n/a n/a
Connectivity Wireless Wireless
Other Two USB-C

Webcam+mic

3 year warranty
Two USB-C

Webcam

Headset + 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.