Student Laptop Requirements

The information in this section is for those students that are looking to purchase a laptop computer to complete their studies while at FLCC. 

Microsoft Office 365

FLCC has an institutional academic license to provide Microsoft Office 365 for Education to students. Microsoft Office 365 includes your student mailbox, access to all Microsoft Office applications and a 1 TB OneDrive for storage of files in the cloud.

Hardware Specifications

There are 3 levels of technical specifications:  minimum, mid-tier and high-end.  We provide Windows based and Apple computers configurations. If you are unsure which fits your specific degree program please speak with your advisor or dept chair for your major area(s) of study. They can help you decide what you will need based on your degree program.

Minimum laptop specifications

Intel i5 or equivalent, dual core minimum, highest CPU speed available.  8GB RAM, 16 GB optional.  SSD storage only, 250GB minimum, 500GB or higher optional. 13" HD display, larger screen based on user preference.  Graphics capable of 1920x1080 resolution.  Webcam, speakers and microphone included.  Wi-Fi required.  Ethernet port optional.  Several USB ports are recommended.

Mid-tier laptop specifications

Intel i7 or equivalent, dual core minimum, quad core better, highest CPU speed available.  16GB RAM, 32 GB optional.  SSD storage only, 500GB minimum, 1 TB  or higher optional. 15" HD display, larger screen based on user preference.  Graphics capable of 4K HDR resolution.  Webcam, speakers and microphone included.  Wi-Fi required.  Ethernet port optional.  Several USB ports are recommended.

High-end  laptop specifications

 Intel i9 or equivalent, quad core minimum, 6 core better, highest CPU speed available.  16GB RAM, 32 GB optional.  SSD storage only 1 TB  or higher optional. 15" HD display, larger screen based on user preference.  Graphics capable of 4K HDR resolution.  Webcam, speakers and microphone included.  Wi-Fi required.  Ethernet port optional.  Several USB ports are recommended.

Minimum laptop specifications

MacBook with 1.1GHz dual-core 10th-generation Intel i3 processor, turbo boost to 3.2GHz.  8GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage, Intel Iris Plus graphics, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports

Mid-tier laptop specifications

MacBook with 2.0GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel i5 processor, turbo boost up to 3.8GHz.  16GB RAM, 512GB SSD storage, Intel Iris Plus graphics, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

High-end  laptop specifications

MacBook 2.3GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel i9 processor, turbo boost to 4.8GHz.  16GB RAM, AMD Radeon Pro 550M with 4GB GDDR6 graphics memory, 1TB SSD storage, 16" Retina display, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Suggested Accessories

 A three-year warranty is highly recommended. A protective carry case is recommended unless the laptop will be carried in a backpack or bag.

Need More Assistance

Have questions?  Please contact the FLCC IT Helpdesk at (585)785-1419 or email us at helpdesk@flcc.edu