Student Computer Requirements

The ECU College of Business requires that students enrolled in the College of Business degree programs or courses acquire a laptop or mobile computer to be used in and out of the classroom. This computer must run Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 365. Depending on the major, other specialty software may be required.

Minimum requirements for College of Business laptop

  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • 8 GB memory
  • 256 GB hard drive
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office 365

Required specialty software Preferred requirements for a College of Business laptop

  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • 16 GB memory
  • 512 GB hard drive
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Required specialty software

Note that any device not running Windows 10/11 natively does not meet the requirements of the College of Business. Apple laptops, iPads, Android based systems, Linux, and Windows RT devices do not satisfy the laptop requirement as they do not provide the array of functionality and tools needed for students to create content, write papers, and manipulate advanced financial and mathematical tools required for success in College of Business courses.

Webcam Requirement (for virtual exam proctoring)

  • Records at a minimum resolution of 720p
  • Positioned such that your screen, keyboard and face are all within the frame
  • Must have either auto or manual focus capability
  • Must have a built-in microphone

Recommended Laptops

The following laptops represent a good combination of price, processor power, memory, features, size, and weight. These are computers that would deliver enough functionality to last through a four-year undergraduate program without becoming outdated. These systems are offered as examples only. There are many alternatives that will meet or exceed the requirements of the College.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga

  • 13.5″ QHD IPS 2256×1504 Display
  • Intel Core i7-1180G7 processor (11th Gen)
  • 16GB LPDDR4X 4266MHz RAM
  • 512GB SSD Flash storage
  • INTEL Iris Xe graphics

Dell Vostro 5620

  • 16” FHD (1920×1200) Display
  • Intel Core i7-1260P Processor (12th Gen)
  • 16GB DDR4-3200MHz Ram
  • 512GB M.2 PCle Solid State Drive Storage
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX570/570A graphics