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Laptop Recommendations

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Please note that Softest requirements may differ from our recommendations.

  • Processor: Pentium i3, i5, i7 or equivalent AMD
  • Operating system: Windows 7, Windows 10 or later; Mac OS X Lion, 10.12 or higher
  • RAM: 8GB or higher
  • Hard drive: 500 GB - 1TB, SSD preferred
  • Battery life: at least 6 hours
  • Network/WiFi: Dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHZ
  • Word processing software: Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013 (Windows) and Office 2011 or 2016 (Mac)
  • Anti-virus: strongly recommended
  • Warranty: 3 year strongly recommended