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All undergraduate students in the Pamplin College of Business are expected to have a laptop or tablet. Tablets are acceptable as they have capabilities beyond a normal laptop and offer excellent in-class note taking and searching utilities.

Any Laptop or Tablet Computer

  • Windows 10 or 11  (64-Bit)
  • Intel Core i-series (10th Gen or newer) or AMD Ryzen Series
  • Memory: 16 GB Ram (or more)
  • Hard Drive: Minimum: 500 GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
  • Webcam: Built-in or external with built in microphone (headset/earbuds recommended)

Additional Recommendations

  • Any backup method of choice including cloud-based services like Google Drive.
  • Warranty – 3 years parts and labor on-site.
    4 years is preferred if available.

Windows  on Apple Computers

If you have an Apple computer, you will need to run Windows OS for certain business software. This can be done various ways. Check out Windows on Mac for more information

Any Laptop or Tablet Computer

  • macOS 12 (or higher)
  • Intel Core i-series or Apple M1 chip 
  • Memory: 16 GB Ram (or more)
  • Hard Drive: Minimum 500 GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
  • Webcam: Built-in or external with built in microphone (headset/earbuds recommended)

Additional Recommendations

  • Any backup method of choice including cloud-based services like Google Drive.
  • Warranty – 3 years parts and labor on-site.
    4 years is preferred if available.

Windows 10 or 11

Virginia Tech Undergraduate Software Package

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Windows 10 or 11 Operating System

Pamplin College of Business Software Package

  • Microsoft Visio 2022
  • Microsoft Project 2022 Professional
  • SAS JMP Pro

macOS 12+

Virginia Tech Undergraduate Software Package

  • Microsoft Office 365

Windows is Required on Apple Computers

If you have an Apple computer, you will need to run Windows OS for certain business software. This can be done various ways. Check out Windows on Mac for more information

Windows 10 or 11

Virginia Tech Undergraduate Software Package

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Windows 10 or 11 Operating System

Pamplin College of Business Software Package

  • Microsoft Visio 2022
  • Microsoft Project 2022 Professional
  • SAS JMP Pro

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FAQ

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Questions

Contact Jim Dickhans at pamplinit@vt.edu