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Minimum Recommended Desktop and Notebook Specifications below are intended for UWM students, faculty and staff to help with new computer purchases for personal or home use.

Component Recommendation
Processor Desktop: Intel Core i5, Core i7, or Core i9. Apple M1
Laptop: Intel Core i5, Core i7, or Core i9. Apple M1
Memory (RAM) 8 GB minimum, 16 GB recommended
Storage 128 GB Solid State Drive (SSD), 256 GB recommended
Display Desktop: 20-inch widescreen LCD Flat Panel.
Video Card Integrated video is sufficient for performing basic tasks such as word processing, e-mail and Web browsing.
4 GB (or more) NVIDIA or ATI video card is recommended for more graphics intensive applications and games.
Removable Storage 16 GB (or more) flash drive – if desired.
Communications Desktop: 10/100/1000 (gigabit) Ethernet Card.
Laptop: 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi.
Integrated webcam and microphone