Recommended Hardware

Due to COVID-19 a computer is no longer optional for completing most Computer Science courses.

These are the minimum specifications for a laptop that is capable of running the software and virtual machines required for completing most Computer Science courses.

Note:
A tablet, such as an iPad or Samsung Galaxy, or a Chromebook will not meet our program's requirements.

Hardware:

  • i5 or greater CPU
  • 16 Gigs of RAM or greater
  • 15" display or larger
  • 512 GB hard drive space or greater

Software:

  • Linux. MacOS, or Windows
  • JAVA SDK
  • Microsoft Office
    (You can get it for free once you start as a student through the My UNB portal.)