General Information on Minimal Personal Computer Requirements

At Bates College we don't set a standard for computer model or specifications. However, there are some standard specifications that will likely help your technology purchase last your entire college career. 

Hard Drive - A computer with a minimum of a 256 GB solid state hard drive is recommended. 

Memory (RAM) - A computer with 8 GB of RAM should be considered a minimum. However, if affordable, 16 GB RAM will provide a better experience

Camera and Microphone - A computer should have a built-in camera and microphone 

Operating System - Either a Windows or Mac Operating System will be functional for students. 



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