OC students are required to have a laptop computer that meets the specifications below, to ensure compatibility with software and functionality needed in some courses. The laptop students use as part of the "Bring Your Own Device" program should also support one of these standard web browsers: Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, or Chrome (preferred).
CPU: Intel Core i5 or better
Memory: 8GB RAM or better
Storage: 250GB or more
Operating System: Windows 10 (or better), OR Mac OS High Sierra (or better)
Please note that a Chromebook does not meet the system requirements and will not work with some testing software at OC.
Students majoring in Art & Design, Computer Science, or Engineering are strongly encouraged to ensure their machines have Microsoft Windows. (For Apple users, Microsoft Windows is available at no additional cost for students. However, students may need to purchase a subscription to Parallels Desktop to run Windows if it cannot be installed through Boot Camp).
Please note: In addition to the suggestions above, some academic departments may have additional machine requirements. Please inquire of your specific department or, if you're new to OC, touch base with your admissions counselor for assistance.
On-site hardware repair is available for in-warranty machines purchased through recommended vendors Apple and Dell.
You can receive discounted systems at each of the links below: