WCU Minimum Computer Specifications for Students

The specifications detailed here are the minimum requirements for new computer purchases to be used to meet the student computer requirement for WCU.

If you have questions regarding laptop specifications, please contact the IT Help Desk (Call: 227-7487 or 866-928-7487 (toll free) E-mail: ithelp@wcu.edu) or visit the Technology Commons on the ground floor of Hunter Library.

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WCU Laptop Specifications

Minimum Specifications  Minimum Recommended
Processor Speed

Intel Core 2 Duo

AMD Athlon II X2

Intel i5

AMD Quad Core A8

Operating System

Microsoft OS:  Windows 7*

Apple OS:  10.9 Mavericks

*Note:  Enrolled students qualify for an upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate

Microsoft OS:  Windows 8*

Apple OS:  10.9 Mavericks

*Note:  Enrolled students qualify for an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro

Memory 4GB 8GB 
Optical Drive DVD  RW DVD RW
Network Card 10/100/1000 Ethernet card 10/100/1000 Ethernet card
Wireless WPA2 Enterprise Encryption capable (802.1x) WPA2 Enterprise Encryption capable (802.1x)
Microsoft Office Suite Enrolled students qualify for Office 365 for FREE! Enrolled students qualify for Office 365 for FREE!
AntiVirus Up to Date Antivirus is REQUIRED Note:  Enrolled students qualify for Avira antivirus for FREE! Up to Date Antivirus is REQUIRED Note:  Enrolled students qualify for Avira antivirus for FREE!

 

updated 12/4/13

 

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