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Recommended System Specifications

Below are the suggested minimum specifications for student systems as determined by the Office of Information Technology.

Please note that while SDSU strongly encourages students to meet these minimum specifications, it is not a requirement. 

Be sure to check with your major advisor for information regarding any specific requirements they may have.


Windows Computers:

  • Processor: i5 or i7 Quad Core
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Hard Drive: 256 GB or larger Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Operating System: Windows 10

Mac Computers:

  • Processor: i5 or i7 Quad Core
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Hard Drive: 256 GB or larger Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Note: iPads, Kindles, Chromebooks, and other Android devices, are not recommended as primary devices for schoolwork. They may not be able to run required software for some classes.

Software

  • Microsoft Office is available free of charge for all students. To download, login to your Office 365 Account using your Jacks credentials and select "My Installs."
  • The University Bookstore offers tremendous discounted pricing for various software.