Laptop Requirements

Students entering PDS have a choice

Mac LaptopApple

Minimum Specifications

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.11 or better
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz dual core Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Hard Drive: 128GB
  • Technical Support: Three-year AppleCare Protection Plan


Dell laptopWindows

Minimum Specifications

  • OS: Windows 7 or better
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 series or better, AMD A8 series or better
  • RAM: Minimum 4GB
  • Hard Drive: Minimum 256GB


Although any Apple or Windows laptop that meets the minimum specifications will work, we recommend the MacBook Pro and provide internal hardware support for Apple and Dell computers.