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Laptop standards (Health)

Laptop standards (Health)

Use the minimum specifications table below as a guideline when acquiring a machine for your 2023-24 courses. These specifications are recommended for successful Ontario Tech University software usage. 

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Windows PC Mac
Operating system
  • Windows 10 or 11 64-bit (Pro edition is preferred)
  • Windows 10 S is not supported due to restricted functionality
  • Windows must have the latest updates installed
  • Mac OS version 11 or higher with Windows 10 or 11 installed in a VM or via Boot Camp (Pro edition is preferred).
Processor type
  • Intel: Core i5, i7, i9 with 1.5Ghz or greater
  • AMD: Ryzen 5, 7, 9 with 1.5Ghz or greater
  • Intel: Core i5, i7, i9 with 1.5Ghz or greater
  • Apple Silicon: Any M series CPU
Memory

Minimum 16GB RAM

Minimum 16GB RAM

Hard drive

Minimum 250GB, 50GB of available space (SSD recommended)

Minimum 250GB, 50GB of available space (SSD recommended)

Graphics card

Intel Integrated Graphics or better

Intel Integrated Graphics or better

Wireless network card

Card supporting wireless N

Card supporting wireless N

Headset

Wired or wireless headset with microphone (or working laptop microphone)

Wired or wireless headset with microphone (or working laptop microphone)

Webcam

A webcam is required.

A webcam is required.

Virus protection

An up-to-date Antivirus client is required.  Windows Defender is included with Windows 10 at no additional cost.

Antivirus is not required.

Additional requirements
  • Ontario Tech projectors support VGA and HDMI only. If your machine does not have a supported display connector, you may be required to purchase an adapter.
  • A machine with an Ethernet adapter is preferred.
  • Ontario Tech projectors support VGA and HDMI only. If your machine does not have a supported display connector, you may be required to purchase an adapter.
  • A machine with an Ethernet adapter is preferred.
Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring a Macbook?
Yes, you are allowed to bring a Macbook. However, it must have Windows installed, as some Ontario Tech software is only compatible with Windows.

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