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What are FGCU’s minimum computer specifications for personal faculty/staff and student purchases?

FGCU’s Computer Recommendations

Operating System
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Mac: 10.7 or newer


Intel i5 processor or better

Monitor and video card

LCD 1280 x 1024 resolution or higher, with 1 GB  video RAM or more

Hard drive(HD)

250 gigabytes or larger

Memory (RAM)

4 gigabytes or more


Desktop color printer

Removable storage

DVD recordable drive
USB flash drive (requires USB port)


  • Required: Antivirus software.

  • Recommended: Microsft Office 2010 (2011 for Mac)


  • Ethernet card: Desktop

  • Wireless card: 802.11a/g/n Laptop, and or desktop


Sound card with speakers and/or headphones.