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Get minimum recommendations for student-owned laptops

The following are the minimum recommended specifications and will not meet the requirements for all academic programs at UIndy. If your current computer does not meet or exceed all the specifications below, you may experience difficulties fully participating in course work. You may always opt to use one of the computer labs if you are on campus.  

You should check with your department or advisor to make sure your computer will meet any specific requirements for your program.  

Minimum Hardware

  • Processor: Intel Core i5, m3 or better
  • Memory: Minimum of 8 GB of RAM, more is better
  • Storage: 256 GB or more

Minimum Operating System

  • Windows 10 (Version 1803)
  • Mac OSX 10.12 or better

Internet Browser

Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari can all be used to access online resources.  Any of these browsers should be kept up to date using the automatic update features within the browser.  

Antivirus

UIndy IT recommend the following options:

Free Options: Paid Options:
Sophos Free Home Value Sophos Home (Paid Version)

Norton AntiVirus

Trend Micro Titanium

Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus

Antivirus is required for all computers used on the campus network.

Malware Protection

Many people experience more problems with malware instead of viruses interfering with their computers.

UIndy IT recommend the following options:

Free Options: Paid Options:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO

SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition 

SUPERAntiSpyware PRO

Malware protection is strongly recommended for all computers.