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Hardware and Software

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is the new policy for how organizations work which has been implemented at many leading universities and requires students to bring their own device to class. Through BYOD you will be able to utilize the full potential of your laptops without having to worry about opening and closing times of computer labs or anything of the sort. You will have access to all university applications through your laptops, which increases productivity and improves your overall experience at university.

Below we outlined recommendations for personal devices, based on a thorough analysis of what software students are likely to use throughout their bachelor programme. Furthermore even the minimum recommended specifications should be enough to get you by on a daily basis.

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: no
  • 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 (Artificial Intelligence/Computing Science)
  • Connectivity: usb type C (video and power)
  • Extra: Wi-Fi, camera, microphone

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

Last modified:12 March 2024 09.55 a.m.