Laptop Minimum Hardware Requirements

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Description

Make sure you arrive at MCLA with everything you need to get connected to the internet as easily as possible. Most laptop computers purchased within the last few years will connect to our network without any problems. However, if you are looking to purchase a laptop computer or bring one from home, you should check out our minimum system specifications.

Laptop Computers

PC Laptops
  Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Processor Intel Core i3 or equivalent Intel Core i5 or better*
Memory 4 GB 8 GB or more
Wireless Network Adapter 802.11b/g Integrated 802.11a/b/g
Removable Storage Optical Drive USB Flash drive or Hard Drive
Hard Drive 80 GB hard drive space 120 GB hard drive space or larger


Apple Laptops
  Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
OS Mac OS 10.13 or higher Mac OS 10.15
Processor Intel Core i5 Intel Core i5 or better
Memory 4 GB 8 GB or higher
Wireless Network Adapter 802.11b/g Integrated 802.11a/b/g
Removable Storage Optical Drive USB Flash Drive or Hard Drive
Hard Drive 80 GB hard drive space 120 GB hard drive space or larger


  • A Ethernet Cable is also recommended to allow a wired connection to the network while living on campus. Wireless will be available throughout the Academic buildings and dorms for use.

Software Requirements

  • All MCLA students are eligible to receive Microsoft software through E-Academy either free or at a considerable discount. Microsoft Office is the standard productivity suite used at MCLA.
  • Anti Virus Software

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