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Student Computer Recommendations

Boise State University recommends the following computer hardware and software specifications for students.

For special education discounts on computer systems and software, please see information on the Boise State Bookstore website.

Minimum Recommended Windows Hardware

  • 8 gigabytes of memory (RAM)
  • 100+ GB Hard Drive

Recommended Windows Software

  • Windows 8 or above
  • Microsoft Office (available free to actively enrolled Boise State students)
  • Self-updating security software that protects against viruses and malware

Minimum Recommended Apple Hardware

  • 8 gigabytes of memory (RAM)
  • 100+ GB hard drive

Minimum Recommended Apple Software

  • Microsoft Office (available free to actively enrolled Boise State students)
  • Self-updating security software that protects against viruses and malware

For further assistance, please contact the OIT Help Desk by phone at 426-4357, or via e-mail at helpdesk@boisestate.edu.