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.

School-Specific Notes

Please see the MD Program Educational Technology page for specific MD Program Student Laptop Guidelines as well as recommended laptop models.

Your degree program may have additional requirements for laptop configuration. Please check with your program administrator.

Windows

FeatureMinimum RequirementsRecommended
CPU+i5 or AMD equivalent7th gen i5 or better
RAM8 GB minimum16 GB, 32 GB preferred
GraphicsIntegrated graphicsn/a
OSWindows 10Windows 10 Pro/Edu
Hard Drive+256 GB SSD 256 GB SSD
Displayn/a1920 x 1080 or higher; +14″ screen preferred
Connectivityn/aIntel Dual-Band Wireless-AC
OtherWebcam+mic

3 year warranty
HDMI

Built-in camera/mic

TPM

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

FeatureMinimum RequirementsRecommended
CPUi5 or i77th gen i5 or better
RAM8 GB minimum16 GB, 32 GB preferred
Graphicsn/an/a
OSCurrently supported macOS versionOSX Sierra or newer
Hard Drive256 GB SSD256 GB SSD
Displayn/a1920 x 1080 or higher; +14″ screen preferred
ConnectivityWirelessIntel Dual-Band Wireless-AC
OtherWebcam+mic (built-in or external)

Two USB-C ports

3 year warranty
HDMI

Built-in camera/mic

FileVault

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.