UNC Kenan-Flagler Student Laptop/Tablet Recommendations
In order for us to accomodate the wide variety of options students can choose from when selecting what kind of devices to use in/for courses at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School, Kenan-Flagler's IT Department will no longer be recommending any specific computer models for students. Instead we are providing this website as a way for you to learn about the various options available and make some recommendations on hardware/OS specifications. If you have any questions about any of the information provided on this website, please feel free to contact the Kenan-Flagler IT Helpdesk.
Below is a list of many of the options you have to choose from when deciding which laptop/tablet to purchase as well as our minimum and preferred recommendations.
If you click on a specific option, you will be given more detailed information to assist you in making your decision.
|Windows /Apple Computer
||Windows 10 or Apple Mac OS X/Mac OS with Windows via Boot Camp or Parallels
||Standard Form Laptop (but will be unable to use them in some core classes)
||Convertible Tablet Laptop|
||Intel M7 or Intel i5 Haswell (4th Gen) at least 2GHz
||Intel i5/i7 Skylake (6th) or Kaby Lake (7th Gen) |
||At Least 500GB Traditional HDD
||At Least 256GB SSD (Solid State Drive)|
||At Least 8GB of RAM|
||Touch screen if you want to take notes on the device
||3 Years w/Accidental
||4 Years w/Accidental |
||Important! Video Adapters (HDMI & VGA) ,
External Hard Drive and/or Flash Drive
|Important! Video Adapters (HDMI and VGA)|
External Hard Drive
Flash Drive (Thumb drive)
UNC's Student Software Portal
UNC Student Store's Discounted Software
Kenan-Flagler KnowledgeIT Website - Configuration Instructions (active Kenan-Flagler account required)