Be sure to review the minimum requirements below so that the laptop you choose is the right one for your schoolwork.

University College requirements are the same as the University minimum requirements.

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.

University Minimum Requirements

FeatureWindowsMac
CPU+i5 or AMD equivalent +i5 or Apple Silicon (M1)

Note: Students need to check their school-specific IT page to see if there are any program-specific limitations on Apple Silicon
RAM8 GB minimum 8 GB
Graphicsn/a n/a
OSWindows 10 Currently supported macOS version
Hard Drive256 GB SSD256 GB SSD
Displayn/a n/a
ConnectivityWireless Wireless
OtherWebcam+mic Two USB-C
Webcam+mic