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Hardware and Software

Starting 1 september 2024, this faculty is implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy for new students. This effectively means that students are expected to bring their own laptop to class. BYOD enables you to utilize the full potential of your laptop without dependance of computer labs and ensures seamless integration of personal electronic devices for academic purposes.

Below we outlined recommendations for personal devices, based on a thorough analysis of software students are likely to use throughout their bachelor or master programme.

Your laptop has to meet the BYOD FSE minimum requirements as mentioned in the menu below.The FSE recommended requirements are recommended but not mandatory.

As a student a the University of Groningen, you may make use of Surfspot, which provides software and hardware for a student-friendly price.

BYOD FSE minimum requirements

OS: macOS/Windows (11 compatible)/Linux NO CHROMEBOOK

RAM: 16 GB

Storage: 512 GB SSD

CPU: intel i5 / AMD Ryzen 5 or better

CPU clock speed: >=1.5 GHz

CPU cores: >=4

CPU age: <=4 years

GPU: yes (only applicable to AI and CS students)

GPU: no (for all other programmes)

Connectivity: usb type C (video and power)

Extra: Wi-Fi, camera, microphone

FSE recommended requirements

OS: macOS/Windows (11 compatible)/Linux NO CHROMEBOOK

RAM: >=16 GB

Storage: >=512 GB SSD

CPU: intel i7 / AMD Ryzen 7 or better

CPU clock speed: >=2 GHz

CPU cores: >=8

CPU age: <=2 years

GPU: yes

Connectivity: usb type C (video and power)

Extra: Wi-Fi, camera, microphone

Last modified:11 April 2024 2.13 p.m.