Recommend Laptops for Business Students

The Lundquist College of Business promotes the use of Microsoft Windows-based computers in order to prepare students to work at U.S. businesses that maintain predominantly Windows-based environments. Much of the software used in business courses is Windows-centric. Though there are solutions for running Windows on Apple hardware, these solutions are non-standard and therefore are not well supported.

Likewise, students wishing to use desktop computers may also find themselves at a disadvantage, as business courses are extremely dynamic and challenging, and often require the flexibility provided by a laptop computer.

The Lundquist College of Business recommends the following equipment specifications:

  • Windows® 10 operating system
  • Intel® i7 processor
  • 8 GB (minimum) memory
  • 256 GB solid state drive (SSD)
  • Webcam and microphone
  • Wireless LAN (802.11)
  • Bluetooth
  • Office 365, free for students and available for download online
  • Anti-glare LED screen (optional)
  • Backlit keyboard (optional)
  • Spare power adapter (optional)
  • Prosupport Plus (e.g. Dell's warranty) or a complete care warranty (optional but strongly recommended)