Recommended Systems

Our staff has partnered with schools and programs at UAB to offer the recommended systems for your major based on your academic needs.

All recommended systems purchased from TechConnect include our Laptop Program benefits:

  • Academic discounts
  • Service and support
  • 3-yr. premium warranty with accidental damage and 24/7 tech support from manufacturer
  • Basic software setup

Please select your school from the selections below to view laptop requirements and recommendations.

Collat School of Business

Windows

  Minumum Recommended Power User
Processor Intel i5 Intel i7 Intel i9
RAM 4GB 8GB or higher 16GB or higher
Storage 256GB SSD 512GB SSD or larger 1TB SSD
Graphics Integrated Integrated 4GB

MacOS

MacOS systems are not recommended for students in the Collat School of Business due to SASS software unavailability.

College of Arts & Sciences

Windows

  Minimum Recommended Power User
Processor Intel i5 Intel i5 or higher Intel i7
RAM 8GB 8GB or higher 16GB
Storage 256GB SSD 256GB SSD or larger 512GB SSD or larger
Graphics Integrated Integrated 4GB

MacOS

  Recommended
Processor Intel i5 or higher
RAM 8GB or higher
Storage 256GB SSD or larger
Graphics Integrated

School of Dentistry

Windows

  Minimum Recommended Power User
Processor Intel i5 Intel i7 Intel i7
RAM 8GB 16GB 16GB
Storage 512GB SSD 512GB SSD 1TB SSD
Display Any 13in 13in
Misc TPM chip required TPM chip required TPM chip required

MacOS

  Recommended
Processor Intel i5 or higher
RAM 8GB or higher
Storage 512GB SSD or larger
Display 13in

School of Education

Windows

  Minimum Recommended Power User
Processor Intel i5 Intel i5 or higher Intel i7 or higher
RAM 8GB 8GB or higher 16GB or higher
Storage 256GB SSD 256GB SSD or larger 512GB SSD or larger
Graphics Integrated Integrated 4GB

MacOS

  Recommended
Processor Intel i5 or higher
RAM 8GB or higher
Storage 256GB SSD or larger
Graphics Integrated

School of Engineering

Windows

  Minimum Recommended Power User
Processor Intel i5 Intel i7 Intel i7 or higher
RAM 8GB 16GB 16GB or higher
Storage 256GB SSD 512GB SSD or larger 1TB SSD
Graphics Integrated 2GB or higher 4GB
Display Any 15in 15in

MacOS

MacOS systems are not recommended for students in the School of Engineering due to Solid Works software unavailability.

School of Health Professions

Windows

  Minimum Recommended Power User
Processor Intel i5 Intel i7 Intel i7
RAM 8GB 16GB 16GB
Storage 256GB SSD 512GB SSD 1TB SSD

MacOS

  Recommended
Processor Intel i5 or higher
RAM 8GB or higher
Storage 256GB SSD or larger

School of Medicine

Windows

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel i3 (1.86GHz or higher) Intel i5 or higher
RAM 4GB 8GB or higher
Storage 10GB 256GB SSD or larger
Display Resolution (1024 x 768) Resolution FHD (1920 x 1080) or higher
Networking 802.11 n/ac 802.11 n/ac
Misc TPM chip required TPM chip required

MacOS

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel i3 Intel i5 or higher
RAM 4GB 8GB or higher
Storage 10GB 256GB SSD or larger
Networking 802.11 n/ac 802.11 n/ac

iPad

  Minimum
Hardware Pad 5+, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2+ or iPad Pro
Operating System iOS 11 , iOS 12, or iPadOS 13
Storage 500MB of free space
Network 802.11 n/ac
Misc iPad must not be Jailbroken

For further details please visit School of Medicine

School of Nursing

Windows

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel i3 (1.86GHz or higher) Intel i5 or higher
RAM 4GB 8GB or higher
Storage 256GB HDD 256GB SSD or larger
Display 13in. Resolution (1280 x 960) 13in. Resolution FHD (1920 x 1080)
Networking 802.11 n/ac 802.11 n/ac

MacOS

  Recommended
Processor Intel i5 or higher
RAM 8GB or higher
Storage 256GB SSD or larger
Networking 802.11 n/ac
Display 13in

School of Optometry

Windows

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel i3 (1.86GHz or higher) Intel i5 or higher
RAM 4GB 8GB or higher
Storage 10GB of available space 256GB SSD or larger
Display Resolution (1024 x 768) FHD (1920 x 1080)
Networking 802.11 n/ac 802.11 n/ac
Misc TPM chip required TPM chip required

MacOS

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel i3 Intel i5 or higher
RAM 4GB 8GB or higher
Storage 10GB of available space 256GB SSD or larger
Networking 802.11 n/ac 802.11 n/ac

School of Public Health

Windows

  Minimum Recommended Power User
Processor Intel i5 Intel i7 Intel i7
RAM 8GB 16GB 16GB
Storage 256GB SSD 512GB SSD 1TB SSD

MacOS

  Recommended
Processor Intel i5 or higher
RAM 8GB or higher
Storage 256GB SSD or larger

UAB General Studies

Windows

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel i5 Intel i5 or higher
RAM 8GB 8GB or higher
Storage 128GB SSD 256GB SSD or larger
Networking 802.11 n/ac 802.11 n/ac

MacOS

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel i3 Intel i5 or higher
RAM 4GB 8GB or higher
Storage 128GB SSD 256GB SSD or larger
Networking 802.11 n/ac 802.11 n/ac
Last modified on May 27, 2020