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The recommendations listed below are the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Bookstore's minimum computer specifications that will meet the needs of the general University of Hawaiʻi students. It is important for you to ensure that you have a powerful enough computer to meet your major/minor's requirement(s)*.

Note: While processor speed is important, the amount of memory (RAM) installed in the computer is crucial for ensuring good performance.

FeatureWindows Macintosh
OSWindows 10 Home or better macOS High Sierra
Screen Size10" or better 12" or better
ProcessorIntel Core i5 or better Intel Core i5 or better
Memory8GB min, 16GB recommended 8GB or better
Storage1TB Hard Drive or 256GB SSD 500GB Hard Drive or 256GB SSD
GraphicsIntel HD 5000 or better Intel HD 6000 or better
Extended Warranty3 Year Extended Warranty (you can purchase directly or through third-party companies) AppleCare+ (you can purchase through the UH Mānoa Bookstore)
Other AccessoriesFlash drive(s) that is 8GB or more, external hard drive that is 500GB or more, anti-virus software, Microsoft Office, laptop sleeve/case, external USB DVD +/-RW drive, USB-C adapters, USB or USB-C to ethernet adapter

*University of Hawaiʻi students should consult with their respective college/schools advisor for specialized hardward/software requirements for their field that are not covered under these general recommendations.