Beginning in Fall 2020, ISU students are now required to provide their own laptop. The following specifications are recommended for CHS students.
- Additional information can be found on the ITS Computer Requirements Page.
- Technology can be purchased through TechCyte via their Major Success page.
|MINIMUM SPEC FOR ALL MAJORS||RECOMMENDED|
|Typical Use||Web browsing, Microsoft Office-type applications, connecting to a remote computer. This is the minimum recommendation for all students in CHS.||Web browsing, Microsoft Office-type applications, connecting to a remote computer, video creation/editing, modeling, specialized software, Creative Cloud applications, etc.|
|Processor||Intel Core i5 or Apple M1||Intel Core i7/i9 or Apple M1|
|Memory||8 GB||16 GB|
|Storage||256 GB||512 GB|
|Resolution||1366×768||1920×1080 (Full HD)|
* AESHM (Apparel, Merchandising and Design, Event Management, Hospitality Management): It is strongly recommended that students purchase a computer with a dedicated graphics card to work with 3D modeling software. Additionally, the Lectra suite taught in AMD courses is only compatible with Windows and not Mac.