Recommended Computer Specifications

Hardware Minimum
CPU (no Celeron)  Intel Core i7
OS Win 10 64-bit
Memory 8GB
Hard Disk 1TB 7200rpm
Video Built In
Wireless** IEEE 802.11g/n

Dell, Lenovo, and Apple have established a pricing agreement that provides LSU faculty, staff and students with the ability to purchase hardware (laptops, and some desktops) at a reduced cost.  For more information, please visit the Tigerware hardware purchasing page.

*Size is user preference.

**Must be compatible with WPA-Enterprise/PEAP Security

Hardware Useful Upgrades
Memory 16GB or greater
Hard Disk SSD - 256GB or greater
Display FHD/UHD
Video 2GB or larger discreet adapter
Wireless 802.11g/n/ac
Expansion External USB dock with larger monitor / keyboard / mouse for residence hall and apartment use 

Mac Specs

Any Intel-based Mac with at least 8GB memory and 250GB+ hard drive space is sufficient. 500GB of hard drive space is recommended

(Windows-only software can be run using virtualization programs, such as Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion (free to students) or SUN VirtualBox (free) or by connecting system to dual boot using Bootcamp.


LSU provides, free of charge, a basic package of software titles for students. Several additional software titles are also available through the Tigerware site.