Personal Computing Recommendations

Picking the right computing solution for your IT needs can be a daunting task.

Windows and Mac Recommendations

The computing work station is an important component to a successful School of Architecture and Planning experience. Our computer labs offer computers equipped with the necessary hardware to run resource intensive applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD, ArcGIS and 3D rendering software.

We recommend the optimal configuration if you are interested in running these applications on your personal computer. Please go to the following link to see discounts available for students:

Please contact our IT Services department if you have any questions.

  Windows Recommendations Mac Recommendations
Optimal Configuration Minimum
Optimal Configuration
Memory 8 GB 16 GB 8GB 16 GB
Hard Drive 500 GB 1 TB 500 GB 1 TB
Graphics A high capacity graphics card is recommended for graphically intensive applications and 3D rendering.
OS Windows 10 Windows 10 OS Sierra OS Sierra
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n