Computer Requirements

M State has computer requirements for specific programs. Find your program and review the supplied information. If you do not see your program listed, then a laptop is not required to complete that program. The college does not promote or recommend a particular brand or model of computer.

General computer requirements are: 

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 processor or higher

  • Hard drive: 256 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) or larger

  • RAM: 8 GB required (16 GB suggested)

  • Operating system: Windows 10/11 recommended

  • If you would prefer a Mac, please double check with a faculty member in your program that it will work (Mac is required for graphic design)(Mac is not compatible with some courses)

  • Microsoft® Office 365 suite products for Windows and Mac are available to download or use in the cloud, free of charge, for all current M State students. The free download for a Windows-based PC includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Access. The Mac version includes only Word, Excel and Powerpoint. For more details on how you can download and install the free Office 365, click here.

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