Hardware Specs

These specs will help ensure that your laptop sees you through your academic journey:

Windows 10




Mac OS 10.15

Chromebooks, iPads, other tablets, and mobile devices DO NOT meet the laptop requirement.




Core i7 Processor or higher



16 GB RAM or higher 

Hard Drive


512 GB or higher



Camera, Microphone, Speakers
(included with most laptops) 

Microsoft Office


Download FREE Microsoft Office software: Visit software.uncc.edu.



4-year parts and labor 

Virus Protection


Download FREE antivirus software: Visit software.uncc.edu.


Click here for a printable version of hardware specifications.

You are not required to buy a new laptop if you already have one. In addition to the specs above, be sure to check for any IT needs specific to your college.