Recommended Hardware/Software for Students

What do you need for success in your classes right now? Below is a list of recommended equipment and their specifications. If you believe you need to update your technology, bookmark this page on your mobile device. Reference it when you're ready to select the most appropriate equipment. Remember, these recommendations are minimum to average. You can always go for the larger specifications based on your budget and computing needs.


Microsoft Office is available at a discount for UoM students. Or as a Microsoft email user, through Office 365.

Adobe Acrobat Reader is free for students to viewing, printing, and annotating PDFs.

Adobe Store for Education Creative Cloud Individual - For Personal Purchase for Faculty, Staff, or Students. This opportunity is for personal sales.

Also visit our Software page.



PC Purchases


Apple Purchases


Some colleges and majors have specific computing requirements. Be sure to consult your college about technology before buying new hardware or software.

Processor/CPU: 3GHz or higher, at least dual-core
RAM: 8GB or more
Hard Drive: 256GB or more
Display: 20" or larger
Operating System: (MAC) OS X  High Sierra, (PC) Windows 10