ITS recommends having an Apple or Dell computer with one of the following configurations.  Follow the "Visit" links below each heading for education discounts.  For departmental purchases with Swarthmore funds, order through ITS.

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

Apple

  • Recommended operating system: Mac OS 10.15.7 or Higher
  • For education, discounts visit Apple Computer

iMac Desktop

MacBook Laptop

macOS CatalinamacOS Catalina
Intel or M1 ProcessorIntel or M1 Processor
8GB RAM (16GB for robust apps)8GB RAM (16GB for robust apps)
256GB SSD256GB SSD
24" Widescreen display13" Widescreen display

Dell

  • Recommended operating system:  Windows 10 version 1909 or Higher
  • For education, discounts visit Dell Computer

Desktop

Laptop

Windows 10Windows 10
Intel i7 ProcessorIntel i7 Processor
8GB RAM (16GB for robust apps)8GB RAM (16GB for robust apps)
256 GB SSD256 GB SSD
24" Widescreen display13" Widescreen display

Below is a list of all of the ways you can contact ITS or find information:

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