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 three-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 10.14.6 Mojave 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 RequirementsRecommended
CPU+i5 or AMD equivalenti5 or better
RAM8 GB minimum+8 GB
Graphicsn/an/a
OSWindows 10Windows 10
Hard Drive256 GB SSD 256 GB SSD
Displayn/an/a
ConnectivityWirelessWireless
Other

Mac

FeatureUniversity Minimum RequirementsRecommended
CPU+i5 or Apple Silicon (M1)i5 or better or Apple Silicon (M1)
RAM8 GB+8 GB
Graphicsn/an/a
OSCurrently supported macOS versionCurrently supported macOS version
Hard Drive256 GB SSD 256 GB SSD
Displayn/an/a
ConnectivityWireless Wireless
PortsTwo USB-C
Webcam+mic
n/a
Warranty3 yearsn/a
Other