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For IT support, visit the IT Service Centre or dial 55255 from a College phone.




If you're planning to purchase a personal computer, these are the minimum requirements recommended by IT Services for optimal performance and to meet the needs of your online courses.


Microsoft Windows Device

Processor

Memory
(More is better)

Storage
(More is better)

GOOD - Recommended for general purpose
IntelCore i3 2-4 cores4 GB≥ 60 GB
AMDRyzen 32-4 cores4 GB≥ 60 GB
BETTER - Recommended for power users
IntelCore i54+ cores≥ 8 GB≥ 120 GB
AMD Ryzen 54+ cores≥ 8 GB≥ 120 GB
BEST - Recommended for SEG
IntelCore i76+ cores≥ 16 GB≥ 250 GB
AMD Ryzen 76+ cores≥ 16 GB≥ 250 GB

Apple MacOS device

Processor

Memory
(More is better)

Storage
(More is better)

GOOD - Recommended for general purpose
Macbook AirDual-core i38 GB≥ 250 GB
BETTER - Recommended for power users
Macbook pro 13"Quad-core i5≥ 8 GB≥ 250 GB
BEST - Recommended for high performance users
Macbook pro 16"Hexa-core i7≥ 16 GB≥ 500 GB

Apple MacOS device

OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), OS X 10.12 (Sierra) and OS X 10.13 (High Sierra). Only genuine versions of Mac Operating Systems are supported. The server version of MacOS is not supported.

Microsoft Windows device
Operating System: 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10. Alternate versions of Windows 10, such as Windows RT, and Windows 10 S are NOT supported.

Recommendations:

  • Choose an SSD (Solid State Device) for faster storage
  • For specialized programs including SEG, DANM and Music use better or best device configurations
  • Tablet computers are consumption devices. As a student you will be creating content and not just consuming it; tablet computers without keyboards (iPads, Android devices) are not suitable for this purpose.

*GB - Gigabytes

The above minimum requirements will allow you to remotely access and run Selkirk College provided software applications.

Windows 10 Education is available to students for free on compatible devices.

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