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

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WashU requires that you purchase a three-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.


CPU7th gen i5 or better8th gen i5
RAM+16 GB 32 GB
OSWindows 10 Pro/EduWindows 10 Pro/Edu
Hard Drive+256 GB256 GB SSD
Display1920 x 1080 or higher 1920 x 1080 or higher; +14″ screen preferred
ConnectivityIntel Dual-Band Wireless-AC Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 
OtherHDMI, built-in camera/micHDMI, built-in camera/mic
Warranty3 years 3 years premium warranty + 3 years of accidental damage protection
NotesTPM and Bitlocker hard drive encryption enabled


Feature Minimum Recommended
CPU7th gen i5 or better9th gen i7
RAM+16 GB 32 GB 
Graphicsn/aAMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics with 4 GDDR6 memory
OS currently supported macOS versionmost recent mac OS version
Hard Drive+256 GB512 GB SSD
Display1920 x 1080 or higher 3072 x 1920; 16″ screen 
ConnectivityIntel Dual-Band Wireless-AC Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC,
OtherUSB-C (TBT-3), built-in camera/mic; adapter for HDMIUSB-C (TBT-3), adapter for HDMI, built-in camera/mic
Warranty3 years 3 years Applecare+
NotesFileVault hard drive encryption enabled